The STEM Center at Northcentral Technical College is a hands-on learning space that features advanced technology, collaborative learning spaces, 3D printing, a science lab and Nanotechnology. The STEM Center also proudly hosts summer camps for our K–12 learners each year as well as activities and trainings for outside groups.


  • Collaboration spaces
  • Flexible work space
  • Work stations
  • Study areas
  • Bio/Physics lab
  • Presentation rooms
  • Robotics
  • Laptops and desktops
  • Hand-tools, power tools, and other equipment
A student working with pencil in hand, an open laptop, papers, and a binder in front of him, at a tabletop in the STEM Center.

Lab Offerings

To reserve a lab space, please contact Heidi Latendresse by calling 715.803.1703 or emailing
A student sitting at a table in the "makerspace" area of the STEM Center, which consists of several open table workspaces.


A place for students and community members to explore, create and develop projects. Has a variety of hands-on STEM activities, tools, equipment and supplies.
Three chairs in front of the desk of the Nano Technology Lab in the STEM Center. Various equipment is sitting on the desktop, including computer monitors, and an electron microscope

Nano Technology Labs

Lab includes a material analyzer and electron microscope
A large, FusionPro laser engraver sitting in a corner of the STEM Center.

Laser Engraving

EpilogLasers work with many materials, including wood, acrylic, fabric/textiles, treated metals, glass, and so much more. You can be etching, cutting, or marking this material – the possibilities are endless.
Three Ultimaker 3D printers sitting on a countertop, not currently in use.

3D Printing

The Ultimaker S3 and S5 are large build volume, dual extrusion 3D printers with the versatility of printing in a wide range of different thermoplastics, making them ideal for a range of applications from rapid prototyping, large models, designs and props that require geometrical design freedom capabilities, to creating on-demand parts and manufacturing tools.
A Thermo Scientific material analyzer sits on a counter in the STEM Center.

Material Analyzer

The Material Analyzer is a developer tool that helps you identify and analyze the chemistry of all materials, or material instances, in your project.
An electron microscope sitting on a table top.

Electron Microscope

The electron microscope uses a beam of electrons and their wave-like characteristics to magnify an object's image, unlike the optical microscope that uses visible light to magnify images. Electron microscopes are used to investigate the ultrastructure of a wide range of biological and inorganic specimens including microorganisms, cells, large molecules, biopsy samples, metals, and crystals.


Tutoring services are available in the STEM Center in the areas of: Physics, Math, Engineering, Architectural Design and Mechanical Design.

For availability, please contact the STEM Center by calling 715.803.1402.

A tutor standing in front of a whiteboard with writing and diagrams on it explains a concept to a student who is sitting at a table.


The STEM Center is also available by request outside of these hours. Please contact Heidi Latendresse by calling 715.803.1703 or emailing to set up a time.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

STEM Mobile Labs

NTC provides education in-person, online and on the road thanks to its mobile labs. Through partnerships with local businesses, community members and school districts, education is delivered wherever you may be.