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updated: 12/1/2017 5:08 PM

District 116 students see STEM demonstrations at CLC

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  • Round Lake Middle School sixth grade student Nicholas Perkins assembles a rocket during STEM Day at College of Lake County in Grayslake. More than 300 students attended the annual event Friday.

    Round Lake Middle School sixth grade student Nicholas Perkins assembles a rocket during STEM Day at College of Lake County in Grayslake. More than 300 students attended the annual event Friday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • College of Lake County's Simulation Technology Center Coordinator Becky Hawarny, right, shows Round Lake Middle School students how to take a pulse on a patient's foot Friday during STEM Day in Grayslake.

    College of Lake County's Simulation Technology Center Coordinator Becky Hawarny, right, shows Round Lake Middle School students how to take a pulse on a patient's foot Friday during STEM Day in Grayslake.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Round Lake Middle School sixth grade students Kamar Stewart, left, and Nick Moreno participate in a nursing demonstration Friday during STEM Day at College of Lake County in Grayslake. More than 300 students attended the annual event.

    Round Lake Middle School sixth grade students Kamar Stewart, left, and Nick Moreno participate in a nursing demonstration Friday during STEM Day at College of Lake County in Grayslake. More than 300 students attended the annual event.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 

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.