NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Enrollment for children ages 6 through 9 is still available in Stephen F. Austin State University’s STEM Research and Learning Center’s Lil’ STEM Jacks, which runs July 25 and 26 on the SFA campus.

Lil’ STEM Jacks captures children’s attention in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing opportunities to learn and play in hands-on activities related to STEM disciplines.

Some of the activities in which children may participate include learning about and playing with gears, printing in 3-D, studying fossils and lessons using human simulation mannequins.

"The goal is to expose students to STEM disciplines in a way that excites them about the many possibilities in math and science," said Dr. Jana Redfield, assistant director of the SFA STEM Research and Learning Center, which is part of SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics. "Each activity provides hands-on learning, hopefully creating a spark of interest in a possible future STEM career."

The 2017 Lil’ Jacks two-day camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $30 per child and includes materials, snacks, prizes and a T-shirt. Visit to register.