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MCC Event for High School Students Builds Bridges to STEM Careers (04/16/2013)

WHAT: More than 130 teens from seven different schools in New York and New Jersey will demonstrate their engineering skills and knowledge by designing and building mini robots and wooden bridges in the Career & Technical Education STEM Skills Competition at Monroe Community College. The event aims to inspire high school students to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and math and to attain STEM careers.

WHERE: Warshof Conference Center in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18; best opportunities for visuals are from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

DETAILS: Entries in the competition are designed and fabricated entirely by students. In one of two challenges, teams of students will test wooden bridges they designed and built to see whether their inventions can support the maximum load of a miniature test track, toy train and a suspended sand-filled bucket. The other challenge calls for students to design a battery-powered robot that will attempt to knock its opponent off a round table. The last robot standing will be declared the winner.

Participating schools include Gates Chili High School, Hilton High School, Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES of the WEMOCO Career & Technical Education Center, Orleans/Niagara BOCES, and Palmyra-Macedon High School.

The event is sponsored by MCC, the Xerox Foundation and the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise.

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