COSAM News Articles 2019 October Local Students Become Scientists at Destination STEM

Local Students Become Scientists at Destination STEM

Published: 10/29/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Video by: Austin Barnard

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Did you want to be a geologist? Did you know what a virologist does? 

More than 1,000 students in 6-10th grades learned about an array of exciting careers at this year's Destination STEM event. 

Hosted by the Office of Outreach, Destination STEM gave students a chance to gain hands-on experience in a wide array of STEM careers.

Along the concourse of the Coliseum, interactive demonstrations allowed students learn about various careers in the sciences. Students engaged directly with faculty and learned about the types of research activities that a geologist, biologist, virologist, chemist, or physicist would conduct in their labs.

On the Coliseum floor, students had the opportunity to see a synthetic cadaver, engineering demonstrations and even operate robots. Students met COSAM alumni and discussed how they launched successful careers in STEM.

As these students continue their education, they will have an increased awareness of the incredible opportunities in STEM fields and how a scientist can truly make an impact around the world.


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