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Mini-STEM

Posted on: February 24, 2014 08:00 EST by Sarah Durkin

High school students visiting the Naval Academy from Memphis participated in a mini-STEM event on Friday, February 21, 2014.  

Led by 7 faculty and 7 midshipmen, 40 visiting students, along with their teachers, participated in a variety of engineering design, science, and computer activities in the lab spaces in Rickover Hall. 

All activities were hands-on: engineering design of balloon-powered boats in the Hydro lab, building model houses and testing their ability to withstand high winds in the Aero Lab, learning Scratch programming in the Computer lab, and dissecting a sheep heart and measuring blood pressure in the Biology lab.

In addition to the modules, students participated in a discussion on what engineers do, learning about STEM careers. They enjoyed interacting with STEM mids while dining at King Hall for dinner. 

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