STEM Visit Day

Join us Sept. 30

Students participate in an experiment during STEM Visit Day.

Use Every Last Brain Cell

If science is your thing (think beakers, bots and Bunsen burners), explore the world of STEM at Central College during our exciting, hands-on STEM Visit Day on Friday, September 30.

Make connections, tour campus, get your hands dirty and discover the possibilities Central College can offer you.

Our professors are the catalyst to your success, and you’ll see why as you spend one-on-one time with them.


  • Chemistry: From Fun to Function
    Participants will engage in hands-on experiences in chemistry including liquid nitrogen, making an alloy and polymer synthesis. In addition, they will learn about the connections between these activities, scientific research and real-world applications.
  • Hidden Structures and Heat
    Using a thermal imaging camera and engineering design, explore the concept of heat transfer: design, build and discover hidden structures and glaring inefficiencies in models of an ordinary home.
  • Picobot: Robots, Logic and Computer Science
    Learn how to program a “picobot” to move around in its environment and discover fundamental concepts of computer science.
  • Structure-Function: How Breathing Patterns Adapt to Exercise and Stress
    Discover the links between human anatomy, lung volumes and responses to exercise and stress. This hands-on session will connect body structures to the vital function of breath.
  • Using Data Science to Learn More About Health Factors
    Explore misleading data visualizations and create your own (non-misleading!) data visualizations to learn about connections between gender, age, race and health factors like height, weight and BMI.


9:30 a.m. Check-in at the Graham Annex
9:45 a.m. Welcome to Central
10 a.m. Hands-on Workshops in Vermeer Science Center and Helen Jean Hislop Center
11 a.m. Lunch in Central Market
Noon Explore Central With a Campus Tour
1 p.m. STEM Faculty Panel
1:30 p.m. Thanks for Visiting!

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