Science can be messy. In fact, when you are trying to get middle school students excited about science, it is essential that! But Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers’ don’t mind at all.
On September 22 and 23, 2017, Mind Trekkers visited Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI for their 3rd Annual Science and Engineering Festival. Schoolcraft has enjoyed hosting this event which features rock music, balloons, liquid nitrogen ice cream, fire, explosions, magnets, oobleck, and many very excited middle school students.
Michigan Technological University’s “Mind Trekkers” are a student organization made up of college students that aren’t afraid to share their love of STEM with middle school students. They volunteer their time to help put on Science and Engineering Festivals in communities across the country.
The partnership between Schoolcraft and Michigan Tech has allowed both institutions to help share the hands-on “spark” of STEM education with thousands of students in the Livonia area. This partnership has been facilitated by the generous donations of time and talents from corporate partners.
The 2017 Festival includes sponsorship from: