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Activities that “WOW!”

Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Have you been inside a bubble? Play a piano with bananas for keys? The STEM roadshow is hosted at NTC and run by volunteers and the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers team, which consists of undergrad and graduate students. Mind Trekkers will guide those who attend through fun, hands-on experiments. Let the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers be your guide as you explore the excitement of STEM.

Thousands of area middle school students are expected to attend on Friday, April 14, 2023.

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, NTC will open its doors to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., so everyone can experience the excitement of the Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival free-of-charge.

Both volunteers and exhibitors are vital to the success of this event. Help us “WOW!” students and the community with the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math. If you would like to have a table to promote your organization, program or club, please consider signing up as an exhibitor. Volunteers do not need prior experience – training will be provided!


  • Morning and afternoon shifts available
  • Tasks assigned, training provided


  • Conduct a short experiment
  • Must be present to staff table both days

Registration links for volunteers, exhibitors and area schools are coming soon!