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Windsor Mill Middle hosts successful STEM night
02/21/2014

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On February 12, Windsor Mill Middle School (WMMS) had its first STEM Night. The night was designed to expand awareness of scientific research as it applies to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. WMMS Science and Mathematics departments, in collaboration with the other departments in the school, hosted engaging activities, demonstrations, and challenges.

Students had opportunities to speak with engineers, chemists, biologists, college professors, high school teachers and counselors. They also acquired interesting and relevant information in reference to STEM careers and required courses as they transition from middle and high school to higher education.

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Students also engaged in hands-on activities:  e.g., engineering the tallest marshmallow and spaghetti towers; making oobleck (non Newtonian fluid) to experience solids and liquids; and also using knowledge of chemistry, students adjusted the freezing point of ice in order to make ice cream.  One student won an iPad mini, which was provided by TEK Computer Systems company.

Support of the WMMS STEM Exposition Evening was provided by partnerships with The American Chemical Society (Washington, D.C.), The National Technical Association (Baltimore, Maryland), TEK computer systems, Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Northwest Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland), Baltimore County Police Department, Western School of Technology and Woodlawn High School.

The WMMS family appreciates and expresses a warm thank you to the guests and family members who visited the school on STEM Night.

Spotlight and photos submitted by Harvey Chambers, principal at WMMS
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