UMD hosts STEM discovery day for area students

UMD hosts STEM Discovery Day

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Students and faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth hosted their annual STEM Discovery Day on Saturday. The goal of the event was to inspire students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Middle school and high school students from the Twin Ports and beyond were invited to UMD to spend a day engaged in educational activities that were designed to be fun and exciting.

Participants got to enjoy hands-on activities that included exploring planaria regeneration, the science of language, pharmacy techniques to make lotions, green screen technology, space exploration and lessons in earth science. Groups also got to visit the Planetarium while on campus.

The event was hosted by UMD’s Swenson College of Science & Engineering. According to UMD, the college is the third largest unit in the University of Minnesota System. Its engineering programs are accredited by the Commission of ABET and the college includes ten departments covering the STEM field as well as the Large Lakes Observatory. SCSE connects students with hands-on research opportunities through its collaboration with multiple research institutions and area businesses.