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Western UP Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival coming in March

The 22nd annual Western Upper Peninsula Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Memorial Union on Michigan Tech’s campus from 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Students from Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the Science & Engineering Fair. Individual & Group Registration Forms, a Student Planning Guide and other important documents can be found at www.wupstem.org. Registration is due by Friday, February 28, 2020. Approximately fifty science and engineering professionals from Michigan Tech, local schools, government agencies and local businesses will volunteer their time to judge the student projects. Students who receive Bronze, Silver or Gold ratings at the Western UP Science & Engineering Fair will have the opportunity to display their projects at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton from March 31 through April 11. Contact Emily Gochis at egochis@copperisd.org for further information on the Science & Engineering Fair.

The public is invited to the STEM festival in the Commons Area of the Memorial Union from 4:30-7:30 pm facilitated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Educational Outreach. More than 20 hands-on science and engineering activities for K-8 students and their families will be provided by Michigan Tech STEM students and faculty, local student organizations and business.

New this year, the public will have the opportunity to visit Michigan Tech’s Makerspace to work in teams to design the solution to a variety of engineering challenges! Contact Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu for further information.

The 2020 Western UP Science & Engineering Fair and STEM Festival is a collaborative effort of the Western U.P. MiSTEM Network, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Educational Outreach, Michigan Tech Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society and the Carnegie Museum. This year’s festival and fair is made possible by sponsorship of following Michigan Tech Departments and community organizations: College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, College of Sciences and Arts, Copper Country Intermediate School District, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Social Sciences, Ecosystem Science Center, Great Lakes Research Center

Transportation Institute, and the Western U.P. MiSTEM Network.

Many thanks to our current and past sponsors and volunteers. For more information visit http://www.wupstem.org/