Google Fiber Returns as Sponsor of Craft Lake City’s Rocket Launch Program For Utah Schools

Craft Lake City is thrilled to announce Google Fiber’s return as a sponsor of the STEM Rocket Launch Program for 2024. Craft Lake City was inspired to begin the rocket launch program in 2022 following the program’s success at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. The educational program aims to demonstrate principles of motion and other STEM education subjects to K-12 students across the Wasatch Front through the fun thrills of designing and launching plastic 2 liter soda bottles. This year, with support from GFiber, our rocket launch program is expanding to Logan, Utah. The partnership between Craft Lake City and GFiber will continue later this summer, with the return of the Google Fiber STEM Building to the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons.

“Our work is about connecting with communities through STEM concepts like rocketry, and hopefully inspiring the engineers and scientists of tomorrow,” says Sergio Hernandez, Craft Lake City’s STEM coordinator. “As our long-term STEM partner, GFiber has made much of our programming possible. We’re thrilled to be working with them once again this year to share STEM with students across Utah.”

The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons, taking place on Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2024, will feature approximately 390 local artisans, vintage vendors & foodies in addition to youth entrepreneurs, performers and STEM exhibitors. The Google Fiber STEM Building, a beloved feature of the DIY Fest, brings together Utah DIY engineers, scientists, tech hobbyists, tinkerers, major research institutions & local businesses while offering engaging demos & all-ages hands-on activities for festival-goers, including a DIY water rocket launch activity.

About Craft Lake City:

Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity. @craftlakecity

Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, Utah Division of Arts & Museums the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and SLUG Magazine.

The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features over 500 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August. The 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons features the Google Fiber STEM Building, the VIP Lounge Sponsored By Utah’s Own, Mark Miller Subaru Leave Your Mark Park Kids’ Area, the 90.9FM KRCL Stage and the Pup Tub Club Dog Park. Additional support is provided in part by the Willard Eccles Foundation, Stephen G. Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, UTA, PCTV, Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, PBS Utah, 90.1 KUER, KUAA, Offside Printing & Apparel, Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office ACE Grant, Meta, STEM Action Center,, Visit Salt Lake, Cricut and XMission.