Students return to the Iron Range Science and Engineering Festival

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After a two year break due to COVID, the Iron Range Science and Engineering Festival is back for its 11th year.

1100 students from 11 schools are enjoying lessons about STEM, while also experiencing the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.

Presenters included Hibbing Taconite, the Science Museum of Minnesota, The Raptor Center, Prismatic Magic, Iracore, and the MDC Paleontology Department.

WDIO met up with some students from Chisholm on Wednesday.

Princeton Dozier told us, "Trust me, this kind of thing helps peopel get excited about it. I’m already seeing a positive reaction to the students here."

Mining industry leaders are proud to see the experience in person, because they know these are the next generation of workers.

Jim Chacich, from U.S. Steel, was volunteering at the event. He told us, "U.S. Steel is very excited to be involved in these STEM events. Just to see the smiles on their faces, and hear their questions. It’s great."

The three day festival wraps up on Thursday.