Ten-year-old Jayde Todd of Elkhart (right) takes part in a hands-on demonstration presented by DMACC’s Surgical Technology program as part of the STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Festival held on DMACC’s Ankeny Campus. Surgical tech student Tina Schuersh of Des Moines assists with the “operation.” Todd, who is the daughter of Trisha and Scott Todd of Elkhart, is homeschooled. More than 800 third- through eighth-graders and their families attended the free, family-friendly event. There were more than 40 booths featuring interactive learning activities, hands-on demonstrations and make-and-takes.