Over 300 local 7th graders converged on the UW-Marinette campus to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math during STEM Days. UW-Marinette’s Office of Continuing Education in partnership with Lockheed Martin brought this hands-on educational experience to area students on January 19-21, 2016.
Local presenters from KS Kolbenschmidt, Waupaca Foundry, Wisconsin Public Service, Earthaven Museum and Bellin Health spoke with 7th grade students from Marinette, Menominee, and Peshtigo about their education and career paths and how they work every day with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Activities included learning about minerals and their uses, observing a “foundry in a box” simulation and learning what lineman from WPS do. Students received hands-on experiences and a wealth of information from the various individuals talking about their line of work.
"STEM Days is a great opportunity for local middle school students to begin to understand what types of work goes on in the businesses that they drive by every day. Our desire is to help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and how they can use that knowledge in the real world," said event organizer Linda Hornick, Continuing Education Director at UW-Marinette. For more information on STEM Days, please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-735-4300, ext. 4343.
UW-Marinette is a freshman/sophomore campus of the University of Wisconsin system and offers a variety of courses that are the foundation for more than 250 majors. The campus is located on 36 beautiful wooded acres along the shores of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. For more information on UW-Marinette, please visit marinette.uwc.edu or call 715-735-4300.