Students get hands-on introduction to STEM fields
Warren – Some 2,800 middle and high school students are getting a hands-on introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math this week at Macomb Community College’s South Campus.
During the Robotics, Engineering & Technology Days, students are participating in activities such as automotive clay modeling, 3-D printing, virtual welding, robotics and producing electrical devices.
The event began Tuesday and continues Wednesday. During the first day, students also met with representatives from employers such as Kuka Systems, an engineering services company based in Sterling Heights, and in one session, with an associate professor from the mechanical department at Oakland University.
The OU instructor, Christopher Kobus, spoke with students from Chippewa Valley and Dakota high schools about how to make a light bulb, and the teens then tried their hand at it.