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Central Wis. Science and Engineering Fest expected to ‘Wow’

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WAUSAU — Nearly 4,000 sixth- and seventh-grade students from across central Wisconsin will visit Northcentral Technical College to take part in the Central Wisconsin Science and Engineering Festival at the Wausau campus in September.

This two-day event will bring the “Wow!” of science to middle school students, according to a NTC news release. The event is open to students only on Sept. 21 and to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. The event is free.

Attendees can explore the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a variety of fun, educational activities, such as walking on water, 60-second ice cream and objects floating in mid-air.

The STEM road show is hosted at NTC, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, and run by volunteers and the Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers team, which consists of undergrad and graduate students. Mind Trekkers will guide those who attend through 150+ STEM activities through high-energy demos, such as turning a few drops of liquid into huge foam gnomes or making ice cream in one minute using liquid nitrogen.

For more information, visit www.ntc.edu/mindtrekkers.

Photo courtesy NTC.

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