Fall in Love with STEM - GRCC

Fall in Love with STEM - GRCC

Date and Time

Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


This event is free to attend.
The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.


Fall in love with STEM

Investigate a series of Exploration Stations developed in a collaboration between Grand Rapids Community College, Van Andel Institute and Michigan State University.

From the very large (the solar system) to the very small (blood cells), explore all that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has to offer! Each station is designed to be a 15-30 minute activity, targeted at middle school students. Pick and choose which stations to complete, or explore all of them over the course of the afternoon! Program a robot or computer to make a drawing, investigate skeletons by dissecting an owl pellet, figure out mathematical strategies in games, identify DNA to help solve a crime, control objects with your brain waves, and more! Registration limited to 100 students, parking passes will be provided to registrants. This event is sponsored by the West Michigan Association for Women in Science.

This Open House of STEM activities is geared towards middle school and high school students and will be held at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in downtown Grand Rapids. The event is sponsored by the West Michigan Association for Women in Science.

All Grand Rapids Community College sessions will be held on the first floor of the GRCC Science Building on the corner of Bostwick & Lyon.

Artistic Robots and The Claw (Engineering and Neuroscience): Investigate programmable robots and even control a robotic claw with your mind

The Cellfie Station (Biology): Compare samples under a microscope to see what pond water, hair, and blood cells look like. 

Cracking the Genetic Code (Genetics): Experiment with "Central Dogma" of cell biology: how genes encode proteins

Games: Mathematical Strategies and Computer Programming: Look at the math behind strategy games and develop some simple computer programs

Model Solar System (Astronomy): Look at several different ways of modeling true sizes and distances in our solar system 

Pattern recognition in DNA (Forensics): Investigate a fake crime by matching DNA

The Spectacular Skeleton (Anatomy): Learn the bones in the skeleton as you dissect owl pellets

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