The OTC Richwood Valley Campus was filled with energetic and inquisitive middle school students enjoying the presentations and demonstrations that made up the college’s first STEAM event on Friday, June 19.
STEAM – which stands for Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/ Mathematics – allowed more than 60 middle school students to get a sampling of academic subjects with a focus on math and science with a touch of the artistic.
The OTC Life Science department sponsored the recent event.
Sessions included topics ranging from ecology, anatomy, genetics and engineering to chemistry, anatomy, architecture and computer science.
“We were very excited to present the inaugural STEAM event. Students had the opportunity to observe, design and conduct experiments while working collaboratively in small groups during the sessions,” said Joyce Hill, chair of the college’s Life Science department.