What’s the best way to convince high school students that science and technology careers may be right for them?
Let them get their hands on some of that tech.
That’s one of the strategies of STEM Day at Dakota College at Bottineau.
More than 350 students from the region spent the day learning about science, technology, engineering, and math courses.
In this case, that meant getting to fly drones.
One of the professors at DCB says he wants the kids to understand that high-tech jobs can be learned close to home.
(Robbie Lunnie, DCB Aerospace Science Professor) “I remember when I was in school, being a pilot or being an astronaut or working in that industry just seemed so far off. It really wasn’t attainable it seemed and I wasn’t sure how to do it. But with the STEM stuff, they get hands-on. They get to figure out how they like it. And with the drones especially, it’s exciting stuff.”
The students explored technology in careers such as agriculture, nursing, utilities, nursing, and forensics as part of today’s event in Bottineau.