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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Expo Held at Belmont College

 

Pictured (left to right): Brent Wodarcyk, St. Clairsville Middle; Jared Morgan, St. Clairsville Middle; Hunter Comstock, Woodsfield Middle; Drew Garey, Woodsfield Middle; Annmarie O’Grady, Belmont College Tech Prep Coordinator; and State Representative Jack Cera.

Pictured (left to right): Brent Wodarcyk, St. Clairsville Middle; Jared Morgan, St. Clairsville Middle; Hunter Comstock, Woodsfield Middle; Drew Garey, Woodsfield Middle; Annmarie O’Grady, Belmont College Tech Prep Coordinator; and State Representative Jack Cera.

St. Clairsville, OH (October 23, 2015) – Belmont College, in conjunction with College Tech Prep, hosted the Third Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Expo for local 8th grade students on Friday, October 23. The expo was held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Horizon Hall at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville.

 

Students from the following middle schools attended the event: Beallsville;  Bellaire; Bridgeport; Powhatan; River; Skyvue; St. Clairsville; Switzerland of Ohio; Union Local; and Woodsfield.

 

According to Tech Prep Coordinator Annmarie O’Grady, the purpose of the STEM Expo is to increase student awareness of a variety of STEM careers. “Knowledge and skills from the STEM fields are crucial to virtually every endeavor in individual and community life,” she said. “All young Americans should be educated to be STEM capable no matter where they live, what educational path they pursue or in which field they choose to work. STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, as they are essential for developing our technological innovation and global competitiveness.”

 

The STEM Expo highlighted STEM careers with displays by current Belmont College students, local business and industry professionals, and the Belmont Career Center. There were also information sessions held by Belmont College faculty regarding math, criminal justice, and electronic media.

 

An interactive science demonstration by Darryl Baynes, of MAEA Science Programs, was held for the students.

 

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