The Union County School District held its annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Night at Union County High School on Thursday evening.
Each school in the district showcased students’ work in math, science and technology. Students demonstrated a variety of projects including robots they created, balloon helicopters, bridges, a Van de Graaff generator and many others.
The UCHS guidance department offered a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop, as well as assistance with college applications.
Local industry also had a presence at the event to highlight job skills needed for today’s workforce, and representatives from the health care industry displayed advances in medical technology. For example, Wallace Thomson Hospital displayed a handheld Vscan ultrasound scanner and technologically advanced methods for distribution of pain medication.
Representatives from local colleges and universities were also present to discuss opportunities in math and science as well as provide general information.