STEM campers visiting local industries were able to view real life applications of science, technology, engineering and math at various companies and participate in solving problems.
Nearly 20 students in grades eight through twelve worked in teams at Northeast Power in Palmyra to build the most economical electrical transmission in an imaginary city. They worked around streams and lakes, animal habitats, and cell towers to discover the best places to put the electric lines.
The students planned a budget based on material costs, built the transmission line, and calculated the measurement of resistance, voltage and current.
The Hannibal School District and Mark Twain Area STEM Partnership held the camp, joining together to provide STEM education and career exposure to stimulate future growth in the community.
“We’re excited to have them,” Northeast Power COO Kevin White said. “We want to help encourage STEM education in Northeast Missouri.”