MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A collaboration between Kansas State University and the Manhattan-Ogden School District exposed students to some hands-on, interactive learning.
Two hundred USD 383 students in grades 6-9 attended the STEM Institute 2012 at Kansas State throughout the month of June.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the program is funded by a federal grant to help spark students’ interest in those fields.
Participants have been able to take a variety of classes including Crime Scene Investigation, Rocketry and Roller coaster Physics.
“The goal is really to entice the students into taking more of the secondary mathematics and science classes that so many of our students need to be successful. Our hope is really to lessen their fears about science and math and technology and increase their awareness and get them to take more of those classes at the secondary level,” explained Larry Liotta, STEM Principal.
This was the second year the program was held on K-State’s campus.