May 20, 2022
West Branch invites the community to its STEM night on Thursday, May 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m., with students displaying projects and engaging with the community in conversations about their projects and classes. A program presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m., with recognition of community organizations and businesses that have sponsored the program.
The event will be in the Old Gym, at 14277 S. Main Street, Beloit. Visitors should park in the south lot.
Student displays will highlight projects from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) classes including engineering, biomedical science, computer science, design and modeling, coding, computer applications, and medical detectives.
“The community has been instrumental in the creation and growth of our STEM program,” says Superintendent Micki Egli. “We are excited to bring the community in to see the amazing work our students are doing through these classes.”
Sponsors that will be recognized for their support of the STEM programs for the 2020-2022 school years include:
- Aultman Alliance Community Hospital
- BOC Water Hydraulics
- Butech Bliss
- CTM Labeling System
- Damascus PIE
- MAC Trailer
- Middle School PIE
- Morgan Engineering
- Salem Regional Medical Center
- Sebring West Branch Community Foundation
- Simmers Crane & Design Services, Inc.
“Our teachers do an amazing job bringing students real-world projects to give students the opportunity to build, explore, and create in innovative ways,” says Egli. “These programs give students a taste of the vast possibilities in the STEM field while building a strong foundation for their future, and we could not be more grateful for the amazing support of our community in being able to offer these opportunities to our students.”
West Branch Intermediate students explore computer hardware in Coding.
Students use the theories and principles they learn in the classroom as they create their own roller coasters at West Branch Middle School.
4th grade students test and adjust projects featuring wheels and axles as they strive to get their creations to carry a weight.
7th Grade STEM students have been tasked with managing their own hand soap enterprise. The students were in charge of producing, testing, marketing, and selling the Warrior Washout brand of hand soap. Students will be selling these hand soaps - available in four scents - at the STEM Community Night on May 26.
Middle school students learn the software necessary to create 3D designs which can be printed. Upper level students created board games using their own 3D printed pieces.
Students gain a deeper understanding of the complex functions within the body through labs in high school biomedical courses.