The 3rd annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) day was held at Otero Junior College on Dec. 5.

The 3rd annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) day was held at Otero Junior College on Dec. 5. A total of 165 sixth through 12th grade students from seven regional school districts attended the event. With nine brand new workshops and 12 maker space stations, each attendee was guaranteed one great day of learning.

Workshops included Scientific Illustration, The Heart of Nursing, Light up notebook with Paper Circuits, What is your Body Telling You, Quarter Wing Night, Table Top Robotics, Industrial Design, The Power of Social Media and Programming in Swift. Maker space stations included 3D printing, soldering, coding, drones, pipetting, Leonardo’s bridge, Fractiles, Lightbot, giant Jenga, K’nex, snowflakes, and the art of mindfulness.

An event of this size is not possible without the work of many volunteers. This year 48 OJC faculty and staff members and four student volunteers shared their time and talents to make this a great day for all. You can click the YouTube link at the bottom of the landing page of the OJC website, www.ojc.edu, or visit the Otero Junior College STEM Facebook page for photos and videos from the day’s events.

Otero Junior College’s mission is to provide quality higher education that is accessible, transforms lives, expands employment opportunities, enriches our communities, promotes individual and global cultural diversity, and fosters economic development.