STEM is the future

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Detroit News, 3/25
STEM is the future
By M. Roy Wilson

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson wrote an article about the significance of STEM education and the university’s recent STEM Day event on campus. Wilson wrote: “At Wayne State University, we recognize that getting students and their families to think ahead about their education is vitally important. It’s one reason why we recently hosted the second annual STEM Day event on our campus. We provided an opportunity for students from around the state to interact with staff and faculty and get a taste of the college experience. More than 2,100 middle school students and 250 teachers and chaperones from 26 schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties had the chance to participate in interactive sessions in STEM areas, which included fire tornadoes, walking on water, Play-Doh genetics, liquid nitrogen ice cream, crash test dummies, robots and many others. Seventy-six hands-on sessions from our College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Medicine and C2 Pipeline were presented. I was honored to give a presentation on the intricacies of the human eye before an audience of very engaged and inquisitive middle-schoolers.”

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