STEM 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.

 Students will host the STEM Exploration Day from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC's Aero Park campus. The event benefits the Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge.” Products and funds collected will help fill shelves at four local student-based pantries, including:

Community members of all ages are invited to explore and play with some of the latest equipment from NMC programs including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, aviation flight simulators, welding, hybrid vehicles, 3D printer, virtual reality, building and programing games, cloud computing, engineering technology, marine technology and interactive robots. Participants will be able experience LEGO robotics, drones, virtual reality and more family-friendly activities.  

Two presentations geared towards students ages 13 and above will explore first STEM programs at NMC from 11 a.m.- noon and second, the STEM industry from 1- 2.m. Attendance at these two presentations are mandatory to be entered into a drawing to win a XBox and other fun prizes.

Other activities include face painting, a bake sale, crafts and a raffle. Suggested admission is five non-perishable food/hygiene items or $5 per person. There will be interactive exhibits for children and adults of all ages.

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” is a semester-long experiential learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition.

Release date: october 25, 2018

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC instructor
(231) 995-1059

Fayth Lautner
Project Leader,  NMC’s Food for Thought
(231) 590-0626


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