Science and Engineering Excitement for UP Students

by Erika Vichcales, student writer

 

Children running around with huge smiles on their faces, the sound of laughter and tons of exclaimed "whoas" sounds like a scene from an amusement park. Or in Michigan Tech's case, a Science and Engineering Festival.

October is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Awareness month in Michigan. All month long, events have been held across the state, and right here in the Copper Country, to help youth become more interested in STEM subjects.

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) hosted a Water Festival for 300 high school students, grades 9 to 12, from schools as far away as Ironwood. And a Science and Engineering Festival gave nearly 400 students in grades 3 to 5 a chance to see how captivating STEM subjects can be.

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