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Don’t miss the fun! DOW Great Lakes Bay Regional Science & Engineering Festival

Friday, September 26, 2014 -- Reserved for Middle Schools
Saturday, September 27, 2014 -- Free and Open to the Public


If you attended the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) festival at Delta in 2013, then you experienced hands-on science demonstrations that really brought the WOW of science to life! If you enjoyed that experience, or if you were unable to attend, save the dates for our 2nd Festival so you don’t miss out!  An incredible STEM opportunity -- the Dow Great Lakes Bay Regional Science & Engineering Festival will be returning to the Delta College Main Campus this September 26-27, 2014. 

Friday, September 26 – School Field Trip Day

The Friday event is closed to the public, but open to the Great Lakes Bay Region schools.  Teachers can register their middle school student group and bus them to Delta College for either morning or afternoon sessions filled with well over 100 hands-on WOW activities in a wide range of STEM fields.  In addition to the usual activities for this Festival, students will have the opportunity to explore after/before school STEM-related activities (to keep their excitement level up), post-secondary opportunities (how do they continue to explore these areas?), and STEM-related career opportunities in Michigan.  There will be STEM professionals available to answer student questions in a relaxed and fun environment.  The Friday event requires the school/teacher to pre-register your school group with Michigan Technological University using the link below.  The event is free to the schools with your buses being the only cost incurred by your school.  Last fall we were able to secure enough funds to also provide a stipend for buses.  We won’t know until closer to the event if this is possible again this coming fall, but if you register, you will be notified if this becomes available.  Last fall’s event was a tremendous success with the morning session filling quickly. 

 

In order to better accommodate school schedules and effectively reach more students, we are changing the format from last fall slightly. There will now be four 2-hour sessions that start earlier and end earlier in the afternoon, allowing groups to return to school before the end of the school day.  Sessions will run:

  • 8:30 am -10:30 am
  • 9 am -11 am
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • 12 noon - 2 pm

We hope you will consider participating in the fall event, and sharing information about the public Saturday event with families and friends of all ages. 

 

We encourage you, the school/teacher, to sign up early for Friday’s event.  Here’s the link to sign up your school for the – Mind Trekkers Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering Festival at Delta College on September 26, 2014.

 

 

See pictures below from last year’s two-day event. If you would like to add a poster to your classroom or school hall bulletin boards, click here to download and print.  

 

Saturday, September 27, from 9 am – 4 pm – All Day Event is FREE and OPEN to the Public 

All are welcome, regardless of your age or career interests!  Anyone of any age can find something to get them excited at this hands-on event.  Come explore careers in STEM, or just have fun building and experimenting in many areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  No registration is necessary for the Saturday event! 

Highlights from the Successful 2013 Dow Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival! 

 

On Friday, October 4, 2013, and Saturday, October 5, 2013, Delta College hosted the Dow Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival. This two-day event focused on rekindling an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) among area students through activities that brought the “WOW” of STEM to life. Friday was middle school day and there were approximately 3,000 students, teachers and chaperones that attended this free event. Saturday was open to the public and many of the students returned with their parents to share the exciting demos they had experienced the day before and to explore other exhibits that did not have time to visit on their first day.

The event was a shared collaboration between Delta College, Michigan Technology University, Dow Chemical, the American Chemical Society, Dow Corning, Dow Corning Foundation, Midland Area Community Foundation, SC Johnson, ACS, Michigan Technological University, Saginaw Community Foundation, Bay Area Community Foundation, RAM, Michigan Tech Mobile Laboratory, Denso, MDOT, Holiday Inn Midland, Nexteer, GM, Consumers Energy and over 29 different groups from higher ed, non-profits, corporations, and other groups dedicated to providing students with a non-traditional educational experience. It was a huge win for STEM, for area students and for Delta College.

 

A fun time for all!

 

 

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