STEM Summit sparks student interest at Cocalico High School

By on October 28, 2015

Cocalico High School recently hosted a Junior Achievement STEM Summit.

The goal of the STEM Summit was to inspire ninth graders to pursue an academic STEM focus for the remainder of their high school course selection and to help them prepare for a possible STEM career in the future.

Photo courtesy Cocalico School District Matthew Woods from Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories conducts an "elephant toothpaste experiment" during the STEM Summit.

Photo courtesy Cocalico School District
Matthew Woods from Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories conducts an “elephant toothpaste experiment” during the STEM Summit.

“I felt it was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in high school yet, and I think it showed me which category of STEM I’m going to try and make a career out of,” said Alex May, a freshman.

Throughout the day, student groups rotated through nine sessions, consisting of a combination of hands-on experiments, competitions, and career speakers.

Students had the opportunity to interact with and learn from STEM professionals as they explored concepts in chemistry, math, physics, engineering, and skilled trades.

“You were learning without even knowing it,” said student Seth Hummer.

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