For the love of STEM

GRCC Professor Ashley Campanali, faculty teaches Lily Batts, Grand Rapids Christian Middle School fifth-grader, how to extract the DNA from a real strawberry
Brad VandenBosch helps his daughter, Simone, a Kenowa Hills first-grade, create her own macaroni skeleton to take home, from the Exploring the Human Skeleton exploration station

GRCC faculty and students led middle schoolers during “Fall In Love with STEM,” an event featuring exploration stations on a recent Saturday. Activities were designed to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math skills. It was one of several events organized by the Association for Women in Science West Michigan Chapter.

Students discovered their love of STEM and used creativity in stations including Mystery Mineral, Strawberry DNA, Exploring the Human Skeleton, Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane and Deep Impact: Craters on Earth.

Dianne Carroll Burdick
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.

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