Editor’s note: STEMosphere, an interactive expo featuring hands-on and “brains-on” science activities, brought students and adults alike to Grand Rapids Public Museum on Nov. 12. Put on by Share Fair Michigan, it was held in conjunction with a daylong teacher training in science education at Grand Valley State University. School News Network sent photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick to catch some of the action, from gaming and virtual reality to engineering and animals.
Kent ISD’s own STEM consultants, Ebiri Nkugba and Rick Mushing, were among those providing all the activities. Their activities included robots, a drone demonstration, flight simulator and even a virtual reality activity. They report “planting lots of seeds” with students who will become our future workforce.