Over 400 sixth grade students were at Bay College West in Iron Mountain on Thursday, learning about science, technology, engineering and math, otherwise known as STEM. The â??STEM Experienceâ?? was put on by the Michigan STEM Partnership, along with Superior Hub, to facilitate learning experiences for youth.
Hands-on activities and lessons taught kids about building projects, robots, machines and more. â??Well, we went to robotics, and we learned about how they engineer and they solve all their problems and they improve all their new technology,â?? said student Hunter Dupont.
The schools represented were from all over Dickinson, Iron and Menominee counties. Coordinators and sponsors said teaching kids these ideas at an early age will help them throughout the rest of their schooling and their futures. Additionally, October is also STEM Awareness month.