For the sixth year, the Eau Claire County fair hosted STEM Day.
Today was the last day of the fair which took place at the Eau Claire County Expo Center. STEM Day is put on by the UW-Eau Claire faculty and Blugold Beginnings to help get kids excited about the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. It featured a rocket launch and a STEM tent with various activities.
“We try to make science a big part of 4-H,” said Jodi Thesing-Ritter of UW-Eau Claire, “In fact, kids involved in 4-H are more likely to enter into STEM careers.”
Organizers say this year’s event featured even more UWEC faculty and more projects. The physics, astronomy, and geology departments were represented at the fair.