AT&T Michigan Technological University's MIND TREKKERS/Northewestern Michigan College Science and Engineering Festival
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The Science and Engineering Festival will bring innovative hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to 4-12 grade students in the Traverse City area.......

The Science and Engineering Festival will bring innovative hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to 4-12 grade students in the Traverse City area. The event will include local businesses and their STEM professionals, engaging the whole community. Inspired students will also be able to engage college and university representatives in how they can achieve thier new found career and academic aspirations.

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  • 1. Michigan Tech’sMIND TREKKERS
    Discover the Science
    Behind the Mystery
  • 2. Michigan Tech Youth Programs
    Established in 1972
    Uses on campus facilities, research, students and faculty to help middle/high school students to explore their interests
    MIND TREKKERS takes the best of this program on the road
  • 3. What is the mission of MIND TREKKERS?
    Focus on hands-on activities that bring the “WOW” of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life for K-12 students
  • 4. Where has MIND TREKKERS been in the last 12 months?
    U.S. Science and Engineering Festival – Washington D.C. (500,000 participants)
    National Boy Scout Jamboree – Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia (42,000 participants)
  • 5. Einstein Science Expo – Green Bay (3,000)
    Grand Rapids Griffins Score with Science (5,000)
    Cranbrook Science Institute Cub Scout Event (2,000)
    F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Regional Competition – Minneapolis (2,000)
  • 6. AT&T Michigan Tech/Bay College MIND TREKKER Events
    When and Where:
    Tuesday May 3 in collaboration with Northwest Michigan College – Traverse City
  • 7. What is the programs goal?
    Excite students and the community about innovative STEM learning by experiencing it
    Allow student to speak with STEM professionals
    Allow students to explore their post-high school options
    Illustrate the importance of STEM education to the community
  • 8. What are the components of the event
    1. Numerous engaging hands-on STEM based activities
    Conducted by Undergrad/grad students and faculty from both Michigan Tech and Northwestern Michigan College
    Each activity takes between 30 seconds and 3 minutes to complete
    Goal is for students to learn the science behind the mystery
  • 9. 2. Local businesses/manufactures/corporations set up tables to describe their operations/what they produce
    Professionals in STEM related fields at tables describing what they do
    May have activities or products they produce that students can touch and discuss how they are made or services they produce
  • 10. 3. Colleges, Universities, and other post-secondary programs would man tables at event
    Purpose
    Answer questions about preparing for college, major available, what classes would they take, etc.
  • 11. What do we need?
    Local Businesses to participate as described
    Organizations to provide additional STEM related activities or volunteer to help with existing MIND TREKKERS activities
  • 12. Donations to support the event:
    Provide each participant a backpack to collect information and to keep to remind them about the excitement of discovering the science behind the mystery! Will also have sponsor logos
    Cover event costs such as table rental
    Costs of materials for hands-on activities
  • 13. Other AT&T MIND TREKKER Events
    Wednesday May 4 in collaboration with Lake Superior State University – Sault Ste. Marie – on LSSU Campus
    Thursday May 5 @ Bay College – Escanaba Campus
    Friday May 6 @ Bay College – Iron Mountain Campus
  • 14. MIND TREKKERS contact:Steve Patchin – shpatchi@mtu.edu
  • 15. You can learn more about Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS
    Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS on Facebook
    Learn about the YES! Expo which the event was modeled after at: http://www.yes.mtu.edu/
    Learn about Michigan Tech Youth Programs at: http://youthprograms.mtu.edu/
    Or just google Michigan Tech MIND TREKKERS and learn our history.