TSC students learn about STEM careers

Over one thousand Tippecanoe County 6th grades were at Purdue University today to learn more about careers in the STEM field.

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 5:14 PM
Updated: Apr 13, 2018 5:17 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- Over one thousand Tippecanoe County 6th grades were at Purdue University to learn more about careers in the STEM field.

The event was hosted by sponsored by Indiana Department of Education and Caterpillar where students were given the chance to experience activities such as dosage errors in hospitals to designing musical instruments.

Caterpillar engineers were at the event to help collaborate with students.

Physics Lecturer Carina Rebello said the workshop prepares younger generations.

"What we are doing is bringing them and to do kind of integrated stem type activities to kind of get them excited about science and engineering," Rebello said. "Hopefully this will leave them with a good exposure and a good experience."

Caterpillar also donated $3,300 for students to receive snacks along with funding material from the Indiana Department of Education for each activity.

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