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“Better World by Design” Teen Challenge

Twelve exhibits created by 50 area teenagers will be on display Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Science Museum of Western Virginia as the culmination of the “Better by Design Faire” teen challenge.

The “Better by Design Faire” challenges teens to design and build an engaging museum experience that conveys a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) idea that makes the world a better place. The designs can combine words, models, pictures, animations, technology and/or objects; be able to withstand up to four hours of supervised interaction; and fit in a 6-foot by 6-foot indoor space or on a 6-foot by 30-inch tabletop.

In addition to showcasing the exhibits, the Design Faire on Feb. 9 will also encourage visitors to design their own “better world” spaces. The Faire will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The challenge is sponsored by the Virginia Tech Integrated Design + Education + Arts Studio (IDEAStudio), the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), and the Science Museum of Western Virginia, which will host the Faire at its Tanglewood Mall location.

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