OJC Press Release ID: 2602

Monday, December 19, 2016


3rd Annual OJC STEM day a success
 
The 3rd annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) day was held at Otero Junior College on Dec. 5. 
A total of 165 sixth through twelfth grade students from 7 regional school districts attended the event.  With nine brand new workshops and twelve maker space stations, each attendee was guaranteed one great day of learning. 

Workshops included Scientific Illustration, The Heart of Nursing, Light up notebook with Paper Circuits, What is your Body Telling You, Quarter Wing Night, Table Top Robotics, Industrial Design, The Power of Social Media and Programming in Swift. Maker Space stations included 3D printing, soldering, coding, drones, pipetting, Leonardo’s bridge, Fractiles, Lightbot, giant Jenga, K’nex, snowflakes, and the art of mindfulness.

An event of this size is not possible without the work of many volunteers.  This year 48 OJC faculty and staff members and four student volunteers shared their time and talents to make this a great day for all. 

You can click the YouTube link at the bottom of the landing page of the OJC website, www.ojc.edu, or visit the Otero Junior College STEM Facebook page for photos and videos from the day’s events.

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OJC faculty member Warren McClure works with a student in the Scientific Illustration workshop.

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A group of students complete 3D pen projects in the maker space.

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Students program robots to complete a course in the Tabletop Robotics workshop.