Event will be held on April 2nd in the Daniel E. Offutt III STEM Center
officials and community partners are hosting the 2022 Annual STEM Event on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The event will take place in the Daniel E. Offutt III STEM Center located on the McHenry campus of Garrett College.
The event is open to the public free of charge and is suitable for all ages. Engaging activities, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits, including drawings are being planned, according to Fred Stemple, GC's director of STEM programs and main organizer for the event.
"In addition to showcasing the STEM Center and the College's available STEM programs and opportunities, GC faculty displays and STEM student projects will also be featured, along with experiments and demonstrations," Stemple remarked. "Garrett County Public Schools, community businesses and partners, along with regional colleges and universities will be in attendance to share activities, information and resources related to STEM and STEM fields."
Stemple noted participants can expect to see ongoing demonstrations, including drones, rockets, remote-operated vehicles, robotics, VR, simulations, a look at the Anatomage dissection table, and much more in the STEM Center.
GC's faculty, staff, students and partners in STEM and STEM-related fields of allied health, medicine, natural resources, computer science, cybersecurity, welding, HVAC, and other non-credit, credit, two- and four-year disciplines will be represented.
Additionally, Garrett County Public High School's Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, will have LEGO egg painting machines, "life size" mazes, and a possible appearance of its competition robot, Meshach 18.
The 2022 Annual STEM Event is also being held in conjunction with the Explore Garrett Open House, taking place from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Participants are encouraged to stop by the open house for more information about becoming a student at Garrett College.
For current GC students, regional colleges and universities will also be available to share information and discuss transfer opportunities from Garrett College for students interested in continuing to pursue a four-year degree in the STEM field.