The following photo's help illustrate the typical STEM Summit day.



Civil Engineering Competition

The marshmallow challenge is a timed event where teams of students try to build the tallest tower using spaghetti and masking tape.   The marshmallow has to go on top.  A great civil engineering challenge.






Chemistry Experiment

The students will perform hands-on science experiments.  They will mix two liquids in a plastic cup, pour into a vinyl glove and watch the substance grow and harden into a hand.  They will also work with polymer worms and will observe
an elephant toothpaste chemical reaction.






Biology Experiment

The students will work together to diagnose a patient's illness through urinalysis (simulated) and a hydration test.  They will test the urine for pH, glucose and protein. They also will simulate the spread
of disease through an epidemiology experiment. 






Robotics Competition

The students divide into four teams and compete on two playing fields in a Vex Robotics activity and operate the robots in a game based engineering challenge.

















Plumging Trade

Students work together on a series of plumbing activities.   The first is to change a washer inside a bathroom faucet.   The second is to assemble a series of pvc pipe pieces using measurements.














Automotive Trade

The students work together in teams on two automotive activities.  Both are electrical circuitry projects.   The volunteers are from local automotive dealerships.




Math Competition
The students cycle through five math challenges comprised of fun math and geometry problems, games and puzzles.







Relay Competition
The students will compete against each other in a series of fun events in a relay style format. 







Computer Science
The students will be introduced to computer science programming concepts through the use of the Scratch language, developed by MIT.  They will learn to program a simple computer game. 



The finale brings all the students together for a final wrap up of the day, awarding of prizes, and a little fun with liquid nitrogen.