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Students Gain New STEM Skills Through Virtual Workshop

Student designed and printed 3D cases to store their Circuit Playground Express microcontroller.

Over six Saturdays during March and April, thirty-nine middle school students from the Great Lakes Bay area and surrounding regions took part in an interactive virtual workshop focused on basic Programming and 3D Printing.

Registration Deadline: Welcome to Programming and 3D Printing for Grades 5-8

Adafruit CPX and 3D Design and Printing

The virtual workshop will give students a first look at the fundamentals and applications of computer science, programming, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing technology through interactive, hands-on activities. Every accepted student will be provided and permitted to keep a Circuit Playground Express microcontroller at no cost. Additionally, students without home computer and/or internet access will be loaned equipment during the program…

Programming in ‘Python’ and Synthesizing Biodiesel to Achieve NMR Spectrum Results

Group of 10 students and their instructor

Team: Front L to R: Colin Witt, Dow HS; Derek Yan, Dow HS; Naoki Kihata, Dow HS; Mia Pardell, Midland HS; and Ashley Hammond, Bullock Creek HS. Back: Emily Bennett, Bullock Creek HS; Mitchell Hayes, Dow HS; Zachary O’Dell, Midland HS, Aaron Lehman, Lehman Academy;  and Robert Heyart, Dow HS. Mentor (back, far right): John Furcean, MS Students spent the first few…