More than 300 Round Lake Middle School sixth grade students learned about lasers, rockets and more Friday during STEM Day at College of Lake County.
The visit is the third year Round Lake Area Unit District 116 students have made the trip to CLC's Grayslake campus to learn about STEM-related fields and similar educational programs available at the college.
The students rotated through a selection of 15 hands-on programs, including lasers, electrical engineering, automotive, rockets, robotics, nursing and computer science. CLC professors volunteered their time to give presentations and demonstrations in the areas of their expertise.
District 116 Public Relations Officer Heather Bennett said the district is fortunate to have a strong partnership with CLC.
"Our district has begun the implementation of STEM programming elementary through high school. Events such as this help to make the connection for students between their learning today and their future or college and/or career," Bennett said.