School districts to visit Nov. 3 for Wis. Science Festival event
October 30, 2017
More than 300 students and teachers from at least seven west-central
Wisconsin school districts will be at UW-Stout for the university’s Wisconsin
Science Festival event Friday, Nov. 3.
The third annual STEM Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in Jarvis Hall and other sites on campus. Students from grades six to 12 will
have opportunities to explore a variety of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics career fields.
School districts planning to send students are Bloomer, Colfax,
Elk Mound, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Whitehall and Unity, the latter based in
They will visit various labs, such as the fab lab, plastics
lab and packaging lab as well as STEM classrooms in Jarvis Hall. UW-Stout
faculty and students from the STEMM College will assist with activities as
students learn about food science, physics, plant identification and Wisconsin
also will experiment with protein modeling, analytical chemistry and use a
scanning electron microscope. Smart apps will be on display so students can
learn more about coding, and they can visit the Niche Boutique in Heritage Hall.
Many of them will tour UW-Stout’s clean room.
booths from businesses in the Menomonie area will help students learn about
Wisconsin Science Festival: Curiosity Unleashed was founded in 2011 and is
part of the national Science Festival Alliance. In 2016 more than 30,000 people
attended 285 events throughout Wisconsin. Events this year will be held Nov.
event is being coordinated by Shelley Lee, STEM
Outreach specialist for the STEMM College.
Jordana Brady works in a UW-Stout chemistry lab.