Walking on water, 60-second ice cream and objects floating in mid-air are just some of the marvels of science the nationally-known Mind Trekkers of Michigan Technological University will bring to the Door/Kewaunee Science and Engineering Festival on April 11, 9 am – 4 pm, at the Southern Door High School gym.
The Mind Trekkers STEM road shows bring the “wow” of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to the hands and minds of K-12 students through the innovation, inspiration and infectious enthusiasm of the team of Michigan Tech undergrad and graduate students.
Mind Trekkers is a traveling science show, open to the public, featuring dozens of hands-on activities designed to reveal the science behind what appears to be magic. The experience has been called a “science carnival.”
The inaugural Door/Kewaunee Science and Engineering Festival is sponsored by the Door/Kewaunee Business Education Partnership and the Women’s Fund of Door County.
Patricia Vickman, superintendent of the Southern Door County School District, says Mind Trekkers came highly recommended as an experience to increase STEM opportunities for her students. She said, “We hope the hands-on Mind Trekkers experience not only engages our students today, but shifts their attitude and thinking about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math in their future education, occupation and the world around them.”