The Western UP Science Fair and Science & Engineering Festival will be on campus at Michigan Tech, on Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30-7:30 pm.
All students in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan— kindergarten through the 8th grade, and their families—are invited to attend the Science & Engineering Festival from 4:30-7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 19 in the Memorial Union Building Commons (ground floor) at Michigan Tech.
More than 60 Michigan Tech students from 15 Michigan Tech student organizations will engage participants in fun, hands-on engineering, physics, and chemistry activities, including Remotely Operated Vehicles, Fish Tank Fiber Optics, a K’NEX Wind-powered Water Lift, and Tracks & Trains. Design an egg package with toothpicks and marshmallows. Design and shoot a straw rocket! Make some Gel-o that mimics human tissue! Make art with glow in the dark paints! How about glitter slime and popsicle stick flashlights? More than 30 different fun things to try!
Schedule & Event Flyer
4:30-7:30 pm Activity Stations open to the public (K-8 students and families)
5:00-6:00 pm Public viewing of science fair projects in the Ballroom (2nd floor)
Don’t miss this super-fun event! The stellar list of Michigan Tech student organizations include:
- FIRST Robotics Houghton Middle School
- Society of Physics Student Chapter
- Engineering Ambassadors
- Railroad Engineering Activities Club
- Materials United – Materials Science Engineering
- Women in Natural Resources
- Society of Women Engineers
- MTU Sustainability House
- Dollar Bay SOAR
- Mind Trekkers
- Society of Environmental Engineering
- Optics & Phototonics Society
- Biomedical Engineering
- Keweenaw Rocket Range
- Tau Beta Pi
For more information: Joan Chadde, 906-487-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hundreds of Keweenaw area students visited the campus of Michigan Tech Tuesday as they took part in all sorts of fun and games, and all in the name of “Science.”
“We have some new organizations: the Keweenaw Rocketry Club, Biomedical Engineering is here, the Society of Physics students always come out and they have a lot of fun,” said Chadde.
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“What we want the students to see is how much fun science, technology, engineering, and math are,” said MTU Center for Science and Environmental Outreach director Joan Chadde. “They’re also interacting with some great role models.”
Projects from the fair that earn enough points will receive gold, silver, or bronze ribbons. All ribbon winners will be able to present their project at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton this April.
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“At this event we want to get kids interested in rocketry. That’s actually one of our mission statements for the organization,” said Dan Faber, vice president of the Keweenaw Rocket Range.
Younger students who want to join an organization before college were welcome to talk to the FIRST Robotics team, a robotics group for K-12 students.