Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival at NTC
Nearly 4,000 6th and 7th grade students from across central Wisconsin will visit Northcentral Technical College (NTC) to take part in the Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival at the Wausau campus on Friday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. This two-day event will bring the “WOW!” of science to middle school students on Friday, Sept. 21 and to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Attendees will explore the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a variety of fun, educational activities such as walking on water, 60-second ice cream and objects floating in mid-air.
The STEM road show is hosted at NTC and run by volunteers and the Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers team, which consists of undergrad and graduate students. Mind Trekkers will guide those who attend through 150+ STEM activities through high-energy demos such as turning a few drops of liquid into huge foam gnomes or making ice cream in one minute using liquid nitrogen.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, NTC will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. so everyone can experience the Central Wisconsin Science & Engineering Festival free-of-charge.
The event is sponsored by Northcentral Technical College, Connexus Association, Church Mutual Insurance Company, CWIMMA, Greenheck Fan, Dirks Group, J&D Tube Benders, Jarp, Marshfield Clinic, Northcentral Technical College Foundation, Packaging Corporation of America, REI Engineering, Wausau Tile, The Dirks Group, Domtar, Lignotech, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and Fox 55 WZAW.
For more information, visit www.ntc.edu/mindtrekkers.