Open House Introduces Middle and High School Students to STEM Programs at FC

The Natural Sciences Division and Technology and Engineering Division recently hosted their annual STEM Open House and welcomed 140 students from seven local middle and high schools. The event exposed students to different aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The cross-disciplinary event provided numerous stations including forensics, chemistry, physics, math, biotech, earth science, machinery, and printing where the young visitors received hands-on demonstrations on screen printing, CNC technology, splatter analysis, ecosystems, liquid nitrogen and more.

Natural Sciences Dean Richard Hartmann hopes the event on March 11 allowed middle and high school students to see themselves earning STEM degrees and that Fullerton College is a gateway to reach their goals.

“We want to help prospective students see that STEM is more than just science,” Hartmann said, “and that we are here to build a bridge.”

The event was made possible by work from Science Club student volunteers, Natural Sciences and Technology and Engineering faculty and student volunteers, and staff support from the Engage in STEM program.

Author: Fullerton College

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