Kids Have Fun with ‘Maggot Art,’ Planetarium Visit at UMD’S STEM Discovery Day

Kids learned about microplastics, electricity, carbon, and visited the Allworth Planetarium.

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday middle and high school students interested in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM got hands-on with some experiments and activities with the help of some bulldogs. UMD’S Swenson College of Science and Engineering brought its annual Stem Discovery Day back to campus. Kids learned about microplastics, electricity, carbon, and visited the Allworth Planetarium….

College Of St. Scholastica Students Take Elementary Kids through World of STEM

Students from the College of St. Scholastica set up tables with different experiments like making ice cream with liquid nitrogen and little sculptures out of instant foam.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth got to try out some cool science experiments with the help of some college kids. Dozens of general chemistry students from the College of St. Scholastica set up tables with different experiments like making ice cream with liquid nitrogen and little sculptures out of instant foam. Organizers say it helps young…

UMD Students Push for Change After Professors Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Olson and other fellow students decided to start the group: Students for Equity and Accountability in STEM at UMD, or “UMD SEA STEM.”

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD students are speaking out after the second professor in three years resigns from her position claiming she experienced sexual harassment and discrimination in her department. While an investigation was conducted two years ago, students say it was not enough and are demanding the administration take more action. Now Dean Wendy Reed has agreed to meet with the…

Starbase Program Inspiring STEM Students

Students are following a mission to mars story line.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was the programs first week back to in-person classes since November giving 5th grade students from Stella Maris Academy and Many Rivers Montessori a chance to get back to the books. “We take the math and science that students learn in their classrooms and kind of turn it on its head and deliver it in a…

Ozobots Take Over Duluth Public Library

Families learn how to code with Ozobots.

DULUTH, Minn.- Robots took over Duluth Saturday, as the Duluth Public Library taught families how to code with Ozobots. The little orbs on wheels follow lines drawn on paper with special markers, allowing kids to program what they do. According to library staff, while programming sounds difficult, it isn’t hard at all. “It’s a really easy learning curve. the best…

Kids Get First Hand Experience with Gears at Superior Public Library

Kids built monkey park powered by motor with help from UW Extension.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids in Superior got an opportunity to use their brains to put together parks powered by gears. Kids ages five and up and their parents got a challenge outside of school at the Superior Public Library. They learned about gears and then put that learning into action to build a monkey park powered by a motor, to get…

STEM Discovery Day at UMD

University Hosts Weird and Wonderful World of STEM

DULUTH, Minn.-  On Saturday, High School kids explored the Weird and Wonderful World of STEM at UMD. The University hosted STEM Discovery Day where kids could learn about hissing cockroaches, owl pellets, and DNA extraction. The event aimed to get them interested in science careers. “Maybe in their home life they may not have resources or parents who may not…

Celebrating Women in STEM at FIRST Robotics Competition

Ladies Event held before competition.

DULUTH, Minn.- At the FIRST Robotics Competition, a special event was held celebrating the young women competing this weekend. Organizers say hundreds of young women are starting to make names for themselves in this STEM field. Some, even taking over their respective teams. “I feel like women in FIRST and STEM is growing and so we want to encourage that,” said…

Marshall School to Unveil New STEM Workspace Today

Marshall School in Duluth will be Hosting an Open House Today

DULUTH, Minn. – Marshall School in Duluth will open its renovated STEM wing today. Renovations include 32,000 square feet of newly renovated classroom and lab space in the school’s science, technology, engineering and math area. The project was funded by generous donations to the school’s Next Horizon Campaign. This campaign is a $4.5 million dollar comprehensive fundraising effort to support…

Aeronautics Camp Aimed To Spark Interest For Women In STEM

UWS Superior Hosted A Camp Touring Cirrus & AAR

Duluth, Minn. — UW–Superior hosted a special camp for high school girls designed to peak interest for women to find careers in aviation. “I see a lot of youth going to IT and that sort of thing and I think aviation is kind of getting overlooked!” explained the AAR Supervisor Larry Libra. The group of girls toured cirrus and AAR,…

Kids Test Their STEM Skills With Catapults

The fun came when students launched tootsie rolls and feathers to test out the catapults.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some kids may be on Spring Break, but the learning doesn’t have to stop. Several kids were at the West Duluth Branch Library working on their STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) skills by creating catapults. The library staff says this is positive enrichment for kids because there is no right or wrong answer. “It’s a chance…

Duluth Fifth Graders Learn About STEM

Careers in STEM include Medical Scientists, Computer Programmers, Civil Engineers and Cost Estimators

DULUTH, Minn. – Fifth graders at Duluth Public Schools are dabbling into science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. This week students visited the 148th Fighter Wing to use technology that real scientists use like 3–d printers, rovers and robots. The purpose of the program we’re told is to help build confidence in students and give them a passion for STEM. Teachers tell us it’s critical to expose students to STEM around the…