The STEM to success

Ethan Sawallisch, Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered how something works or where all the innovative ideas come from? After a little reflection, it is clear that science is the leading power behind almost all growth in technology in today’s society. Especially growing up with Destination Medical Center, all students in district 535 are influenced by Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) careers one way or another. If you would like to experience science a little bit more or just learn some new things, join STEM Society. Led by President Andrea Peterson and Advisor Mrs. Stegenga, STEM Society meets every other Wednesday in Mrs.Stegenga’s room right after school.

The Science Technology Engineering and Math club focuses on spreading awareness of science in the community by volunteering as a group. The Rochester community benefits from STEM club volunteering by showing what can be improved with just the help of high school science enthusiasts. Not only does it benefit the community but also the lives of the members involved in the club. Each member is given really cool and unique opportunities that not every student will get the chance to experience. Some of the really cool trips they take are to the LimbLab, the Neuro-Oncology Lab, and a Veterinarian office to watch a live medical procedure on an animal. Through these opportunities students receive the chance to broaden their knowledge in the STEM fields, and hopefully their participation in this club will trigger an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. See Mrs. Stegenga if you would like to be a part of this exciting group.