College of Western Idaho (CWI) hosted its annual STEM Out! event, Saturday, March 9. Kid’s grade 7 to 9 from all over Idaho came to sample careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEM-related fields.
Twenty-four CWI programs provided sessions for attendees. Machine Tool Technology students helped make gyroscopes, the Software Development program taught a how-to program on Finch Robots, and Nursing demonstrated how to find a heartbeat and pulse.
One attendee said stated, “STEM Out! was very hands-on. CWI prepares you for the future.”
Student Affairs, Student Success Advisors, and CWI’s Presidential Ambassadors provided volunteers to guide attendees throughout the day and serve them lunch.
“Thank you so much for providing these wonderful opportunities for our children!” said a parent of an attendee, “One of my older daughters decided to become a mechanical engineer through her experience with STEM and robotics. I appreciate all the effort put into these events and programs.”