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Chamber brings STEM event to Lake Superior State University

About 600 regional eighth and ninth graders have been invited to engage with hands on STEM activities and meet with local businesses and organizations
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The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce is following the advice of one of its recent lunch speakers and doing its part to retain youth and talent for the future workforce.

CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp. Quentin Messer told the chamber in the fall it must start to engage young people earlier and more often.

In response to that, the chamber is bringing Mind Trekkers to the area on April 21, a STEM event hosted by Michigan Technological University, MiSTEM Network, Michigan Works! and Lake Superior State University. 

The chamber has invited 600 regional eighth and ninth graders to Lake Superior State University’s Norris Center to engage them with hands on STEM activities and meet with local businesses/organizations, and it is looking for assistance with the following:

  • Exhibit Booth: Exhibit booths will be set up free of charge to advertise your business designed for you to be a part of the Mind Trekkers experience. You can either bring a demonstration for the students or ask for one to be provided for you. This will give the students a chance to engage with your business, ask questions, and learn about future opportunities. You do not need to be a STEM business to participate. A direct link to register can be found here: Exhibitor registration invite
  • Individual Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to hold this large event and the more volunteers from the community will provide a successful day for the students. To volunteer please sign up here: link
  • Sponsorship: Our event is the last event of this series; even a smaller donation than what is requested will be appreciated and acknowledged. This is a charitable donation through Michigan Technological University and you can donate by contacting Cassy Tefft de Muñoz at [email protected] or calling her directly at 906-487-2219.