Iron Range STEM Showcase a Success

October 06, 2017 10:16 PM

The Memorial Building in Hibbing was just packed with students on Friday. And they were being wowed by a variety of different experiments that focused on the STEM fields.

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Evie Conat, from International Falls, said, "I think the first thing I did was watch dry ice turn into a tornado, and then we had liquid nitrogen ice cream, which was pretty good. And I learned a lot more about reactions and stuff like that."

One reaction was so big, it had to be moved outside. There was an explosion done with nitrogen gas.

Araina Boyd, event coordinator, said, "We know it's really important to start students young, and having them experience STEM in very accessible ways so they're not afraid of the concepts. So they see fun in it, and get that spark started early."

Some of the students, like Keira Hesserdahl, have that spark already. "I love science. It's very interesting to me."

2000 students from 28 different schools attended.

The Range Engineering Council, along with community, educational, and industry partners, hosted the event. It's free and open to the public on Friday evening, from 4-8pm.


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