Salem Campus Buzzed with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Anna DeToro, a graduate of the horticulture program and now an adjunct instructor, explains the importance of research and science in her field.

The Kent State Salem Campus hosted the first-ever STEM University, a free day-long event organized by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center for area students in pre-K through fifth grade.

Faculty and students from the early childhood education program helped youngsters build roller coasters

Several local businesses and organizations provided more than 30 different fun hands-on activities for kids to learn how STEM subjects are used every day by firefighters, police, nurses, pilots, farmers, teachers, those who work with animals and many more.

Representing Kent State Salem were faculty and students from the nursing, rad tech, horticulture and early childhood education programs. 

And, despite the damp forecast, organizers were thrilled with the number of area students who attended the event, as well as with the variety of fun activities.

There were more than 150 students from 20 area schools districts, including preschools, private and public schools.

“It was so cool to see the kids fully engaged in the different activities and to witness their excitement at learning new things,” noted Dr. David Dees, dean of the Kent State Columbiana County campuses. “The sponsors and presenters offered unique opportunities for the kids to have fun while learning. It was a great day!”

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Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, director of the nursing program, takes the pulse of a young girl.
Jan Gibson, Rad Tech program director, talks about the science behind e-rays and radiology.

POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2018 09:23 AM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 04:56 AM