POCATELLO – The College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University will host nearly 700 junior high and high school students for Bengal STEM Day on Thursday, Feb. 18. This new event merges the college’s National Engineers Week Student Competitions and the Idaho Science and Engineering Festival.
Students will bring original designs to compete in six different competitions: a tennis ball catapult, a Popsicle bridge design, an electroscope, a chemistry relay, an egg rocket challenge and a Rube Goldberg machine. The events allow for friendly competition among the students while providing an opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Additional Bengal STEM Day events include a variety of interactive learning experiences provided by the departments of biological sciences, chemistry and geosciences, the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Idaho National Laboratory. A college prep session will also be offered to answer questions about the process of entering college.
Sponsors of Bengal STEM Day include EHM Engineers, Inc. and Gerald Martens, Simplot, Micron, Idaho National Laboratory, ON Semiconductor, Rocky Mountain Power and Feuerborn Associates Engineering.