The Daily Tribune: Royal Oak Shrine hosts STEM day events

Royal Oak Shrine hosts STEM Day events

John McInerney, a senior at the U of M Art and Design School, hands a sword he built out of LEGO parts to an assembly of students in the library. McInerney took part in the STEM day events at Shrine Grade School in an effort to get students interested in engineering and technology. Liz Carnegie– For the Daily Tribune

Science came to life at Shrine Catholic Grade School in Royal Oak Friday. STEM is a nation-wide educational initiative to introduce students to fields of study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Events included Robotics demonstrations with Shrine High School Robotics coach and team for pre-K through third-grade students Credit Union Math programs for kindergarten through fourth grades, and financial literacy for fifth and sixth graders; chemistry demonstrations for fourth through sixth grades by a professor from the University of Detroit Mercy; LEGO Engineering with University of Michigan Engineering for fifth and sixth grades; and Robot Garage presentations to kindergarten through third grades

Students also been worked by grade on STEM projects, which were on display in the hallways for class-by-class touring throughout the day. Topics included the solar system, owl pellets, catapults, Greek architecture and an egg-drop competition.


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