News from the STEM Office
Posted on: March 31, 2014 08:00 EDT by Sarah Durkin
High school students from the SEED School of Maryland in Baltimore, KIPP Baltimore, and St. Charles School in Arlington, VA participated in a mini-STEM event held at the Naval Academy on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Led by 8 faculty and 9 midshipmen, 60 visiting students, along with their teachers, participated in a variety of engineering design, science, and technology activities in the lab spaces of Rickover Hall.
All activities were hands-on: launching rockets, building model houses and testing their ability to withstand high winds in the Aero Lab, learning the fundamentals of Biometrics, investigating electrochemistry and corrosion, 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.