This week, the UW partnered with the Chehalis and Hoquiam School Districts and the Quinault Indian Nation to host a STEM camp for incoming 9–12th graders focused on engineering and medical science. At this one-of-a-kind camp, faculty and students from the UW College of Engineering and UW Medicine provided local students with opportunities to interact with cutting-edge technology and science.
Teams of students built core engineering skills as they used computer design, 3D printing and prototyping processes to design a gravity car for ultimate performance. Students also utilized a team science approach in a simulated lab environment to learn about complex medical procedures and trauma care.
Sen. John Braun, who represents the local 20th legislative district, stopped by to speak with the students and watch them in action as they engaged in hands-on learning in the fields of engineering and medicine. Thank you, Sen. Braun!