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Women In STEM Club, Blaze Robotics to host inaugural STEM Night on April 11

Burnsville High School Women In STEM Club (WISTEM) and Blaze Robotics have teamed up to offer STEM Night at Burnsville High School on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons.

In addition to hands-on activities for participants, there will be a panel discussion featuring a variety of businesses and professionals in STEM-related fields. They will be sharing their passion for and excitement about careers and experiences in STEM. The panel discussion will begin at 6:25 p.m.

Fiona Chow, WISTEM leader and co-founder, offered some additional information about the event:    

How did the idea for STEM Night get started?

The idea for STEM Night started when Blaze Robotics reached out to ask if the Burnsville WISTEM club would be interested in partnering with them for a community event. WISTEM leaders and co-founders, Fiona Chow, Emily Reynolds, and Anna Warmka, put their heads together with Blaze Robotics Captain, Jake Chudecke, and brainstormed ideas for STEM Night.

Who should attend STEM Night?

Both groups share the common goal of inspiring more students to be interested in STEM – that's what STEM Night on April 11 is all about!

We are hoping for a large turnout that includes elementary, middle and high school students, as well as parents, families and community members.

Will there be interactive activities?

STEM Night will be a hands-on, free event filled with activities, discussions and exploration for all-ages.

Burnsville High School STEM-related clubs will be showcasing various projects. Participants will be able to drive robots, compete in spaghetti tower competitions and interact with the Minnesota Zoo's telemetry equipment. They also will have the ability to purchase personalized laser engraved water and see how it's made, courtesy of the WISTEM club.

Lastly, tours of the Fabrication Lab will allow event goers to explore the resources our STEM students have access to, such as 3D-printers, laser engravers and mills.

 
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Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:05