Mississippi State University hosts annual STEM Day

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi State University hosted the Junior ROTC STEM Day.

Winning teams from Jackson public schools came to Mississippi State to present their research.

MSU’s Geoscience Department hosted the event.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This is part of a competition that started in Jackson and made its way to Mississippi State University.

Students who competed are hoping to advance to Biloxi.

The competition examined different aspects of the environment. All of the research shown in the presentations was done by the students.

The groups presented on soil, water pollution, volcanos, and climate change.

“My group presented on the various effects that global warming has on our planet, animals, and other systems and how if we continue to let this happen it can be detrimental in the long term,” said Mathew, a participating student.

For some of the students, this was more than just a chance to present their projects. It was also a chance to have fun and get the crowd involved.

“Really as a teenager the best part was the dance part when we came in because I like to get people intrigued into our project not just talking about boring facts cause you can cause people to go to sleep so you want to get them into the project so they can learn and also have fun at the same time,” said Jimesha, another participating student.

Teams also kept the audience engaged with interactive quizzes.

In addition to the stem presentations, Students worked together in break out sessions and visited with Mississippi State researchers.

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