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Rick DeSalvo of the Columbiana Career and Technical Center shows 8-year-old Beaver Local student Serenitie Reese how to use a ratchet wrench.

Shown working on a project are, from left, 6-year-old Ian Frederick, 6-year-old Hunter Vines, soon-to-be 3-year-old Jeran Frederick whose birthday is this Saturday and 8-year-old Caragan Frederick.

The Kieda siblings were visiting from Michigan and participated in Kids STEAM. From left, 10-year-old Samuel, 6-year-old Moriah and 5-year-old Micah.

From left, Crestview students Caitlyn Babb, Makenna Coie and Lindsey Steiskal work with Leonna-Jo Anderson, 5, and her brother, LeLand Anderson, 4, from East Liverpool.

Kent State University Salem and the Columbiana County Educational Service Center joined Saturday to hold a free, hands-on learning experience for local children ages preschool-through-fifth grade. Kids STEAM University, held on the campus grounds, featured activities relating to STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. Participating were area schools, community partners and businesses. Children went from station-to-station while participating in different STEAM concepts. Many of the projects were take-homes. The event is designed to both spark interest in STEAM in kids and to build community connections.Shown here, 6-year-old Annie Sommers of Salem had fun with bubble art. (Salem News photos by J.D. Creer)

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