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Upcoming STEM Festival to Include Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Processes (Cancelled)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Caption: Jim Spurling, left,  and Dillion Young presented about manufacturing processes at the 2019 Mineral County STEM Festival. This year, Spurling will present, “Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Processes” with a demonstration using 3D printing a

Jim Spurling, left,  and Dillion Young presented about manufacturing processes at the 2019 Mineral County STEM Festival. This year, Spurling will present, “Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Processes” with a demonstration using 3D printing and CNC routing techniques. This year’s STEM Festival will be held March 28, from noon to 4 p.m., on the WVU Potomac State College campus. 

The Mineral County STEM Network will host the 8th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Festival for area students and parents. The event will be on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at WVU Potomac State College, Keyser campus.

Representing Mineral County Technical Center (MCTC), Jim Spurling will be presenting an “Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Processes” with a demonstration using 3D printing and CNC routing techniques.

Spurling teaches Digital Electronics and Introduction to Engineering Design for high school students at the Mineral County Technical Center (MCTC). A few of the certifications that students can earn at the MCTC include lean manufacturing, welding, computer repair, and digital literacy, Autodesk Inventor, and OSHA 10.

Mineral County offers one of the few Project Lead the Way Engineering programs in West Virginia, which empowers students to engage in design thinking as they collaborate on real world projects.  MCTC offers four classes - an introduction to engineering design, principles of engineering, digital electronics, and engineering design and development. Completers design and build a project which they present to professionals.

“The STEM festival is a great opportunity for our students to engage in and showcase their talents in the field of Engineering,” says Lorett Mick, MCTC principal. “The Mineral County Technical Center is always excited to be a part of this event that encourages youth to explore the multitude of opportunities that are available in the fields encompassed in STEM”.

The mission of the festival is to re-invigorate the interest of our youth in STEM activities and careers by producing and presenting compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining, science gatherings. 

The area STEM Festival is an exciting venue to experience the numerous hands-on activities!  

For more information on the Mineral County STEM Network visit http://mineralstem.com/ and for regular updates on the STEM Festival like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MineralCountySTEM. If you have questions call the WVU Mineral County Extension Office at 304-788-3621.