RCCC invites students to learn with STEM Open House
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Sharon Allen, a biology instructor at RCCC, talks about the human brain as students attempt to make figurative 'zombie brains' during Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's STEM open house at the NC Research Campus on Friday. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Students from South Rowan High School attend a STEM open house at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. High school students must be encouraged to further their education after high school, columnist Ferrel Guillory says.
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Participants watch as the energy from a sugars in a gummy worm are released by using heated chemicals. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Krystle Anthony brought her home-schooled children, Noelle, 9, and Kyndall, 7, to the STEM open house. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Kaylee Snyder, 4, watches as her mother, Lisa Latterell, stirs a cup of sugared vanilla milk and liquid nitrogen during an ice cream making experiment. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College chemistry student Abu Sirleaf pours liquid nitrogen into a cup of melted ice cream held by Lisa Latterell. Making Ice cream with liquid nitrogen was one of the many demonstrations at the STEM open house. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post
KANNAPOLIS — On Friday, local high school students got a peek at the wonderful world of STEM.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College opened its campus at the North Carolina Research Center for students to play, explore and learn.
The campus was also open to the community Thursday evening. This is the seventh year the college has hosted its STEM Open House as part of the N.C. Science Festival.
Science, technology, engineering and math are important focused for Rowan-Cabarrus, and the college has committed to play a large role in the N.C. Science Festival. Friday’s activities focused on engaging the younger generation in science.
In addition to learning about programs and education opportunities, students could view strawberry DNA, make ice cream using dry ice, experience virtual welding and study how germs pass from person to person.