A key component of Michigan Technological University’s STEM outreach efforts is hands-on learning. When Ford Motor Company agreed to help sponsor some programs, it seemed appropriate that the ceremony should be hands-on.
Always willing to help, Ford had one of their Michigan Tech student interns produce an oversized check for the ceremony. The check even featured Henry Ford’s image in the watermark!
After the check presentation, Cindy Protas Hodges (Michigan Tech Alumni and Chassis Supplier Technical Assistance Site Manager for Ford) got to learn first-hand how to make ice cream using Liquid Nitrogen (LN2). We gave her the appropriate gloves and safety equipment and let her get to work mixing a batch of chocolate ice cream.
Our Michigan Tech students are a lot like the middle school and high school students that attend our events – nothing draws a crowd of students like handing out free treats!