(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Nearly 4,000 6th and 7th grade students from across central Wisconsin will visit Northcentral Technical College (NTC) to take part in the Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival at the Wausau campus on Friday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This two-day event will bring the "WOW!” of science to middle school students on Friday, September 21 and to the public on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attendees will explore the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a variety of fun, educational activities such as walking on water, 60-second ice cream and objects floating in mid-air.
The STEM road show is hosted at NTC and run by volunteers and the Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers team, which consists of undergrad and graduate students. Mind Trekkers will guide those who attend through 150+ STEM activities through high-energy demos such as turning a few drops of liquid into huge foam gnomes or making ice cream in one minute using liquid nitrogen.
On Saturday, September 22, NTC will open its doors to the public from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. so everyone can experience the Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival free-of-charge.
The event is sponsored by Northcentral Technical College, Connexus Association, Church Mutual Insurance Company, CWIMMA, Greenheck Fan, Dirks Group, J&D Tube Benders, Jarp, Marshfield Clinic, Northcentral Technical College Foundation, Packaging Corporation of America, REI Engineering, Wausau Tile, The Dirks Group, Domtar, Lignotech, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and Fox 55 WZAW.
For more information, visit www.ntc.edu/mindtrekkers.
Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has seven convenient locations and three Centers of Excellence in Antigo, Medford, Merrill, Phillips, Spencer, Wausau and Wittenberg.
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.