NMC Technology Exploration Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is offering a fun and unique way to give back to the community while getting an up-close look at some of the most exciting new technology available on campus.

Saturday Nov. 12, NMC students will host an Exploration Day at NMC’s Parsons-Stulen building (formerly M-TEC) from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. to benefit the NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge.”

Community members of all ages are invited to explore and play with some of the latest equipment from NMC programs including a 3D printer, unmanned aerial vehicles, flight simulators, robots, computer programming, remotely operated submarine and more! This a family-friendly event with robot face painting, local baked goods and fun events for people of all ages. RE/MAX Bayshore Properties will provide the company's hot air balloon for short, tethered rides (weather permitting) or a balloon walk inside the balloon.

There will be information and staff to talk to about NMC’s tech programs. Elk Rapids Public Schools will be showcasing their Lego robotics program. All area tech or robotics teams are welcome to showcase their work. Please e-mail us before November 9 to secure a spot.

Suggested admission is 10 non-perishable food/hygiene items or $5 per person. Products and funds collected will help fill shelves at 51 area food pantries.

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” is a semester long service learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition. In 2014, with the help of the community, the challenge brought in more than 30,000 items to battle food insecurity. Food and hygiene products will be delivered to the pantries in time for Thanksgiving.

Release date: October 28, 2016

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC Professor
(231) 995-1059
kmcdonald@nmc.edu

Jake Krystyniak
Student Contact
(517) 518-2721
krystyj@mail.nmc.edu

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