You can see our pre-pandemic events listed below. Current events will be added to the top of this page.

Upcoming Events

NORTech Robotics Challenge
February 22nd 2024

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Past Events

The events below are past events that we have sponsored and should give you an idea of what kinds of activities we have been organizing to promote STEAM in Northwest Ohio.

Workplace Wednesday 

On Oct 24th 2018, Teachers were given an inside view of CK Technologies and Spangler Candy. 

Spangler Candy STEM Camp Observation

Spangler's Candy  hosted the first of 4 days of a STEM camps for students from Defiance County in late June 2018.

Students were given some STEM challenges to complete from 5 different areas of the Spanglers manufacturing process. Packaging, Metal Detection, Automation, Flavor Development and Materials handling. Members of the STEAM coaltion that were present also received a guided tour of the facility on the Spangler's trolley.

Tour to NorthStar Steel Mill and Nature Fresh Farms Greenhouse

On April 27th we had 20 educators tour the NorthStar/BlueScope Steel facility near Delta, in Fulton County. The educators were split into two groups, supplied with safety equipment and toured the steel mill from one end to the other. 

Thanks to NorthStar for a wonderful tour and for providing an excellent lunch.

After lunch we headed across the road to NatureFresh Farms which is a 45 acre greenhouse complex which grows tomatoes for the Midwest market.

Makerspace Monday - Four County Career Center and Hicksville

On December 11th, 2017 approximately 50 educators  toured Four County Career Center in the morning we saw their SMART Lab, CAD Lab, Electronics and Programming classes as well as their Library Makerspace.

In the afternoon we toured Hicksville's library makerspace and Classroom Makerspace as well as hearing from a range of students who outlined the projects that they had been working on during the year.

Makerspace Monday - Anthony Wayne and Maumee

On October 9th 2017 approximately 45 educators visited Waterville Elementary to view their in class STEM week activities and talk with educators on integrating STEM into the elementary curriculum. We spent the morning in various classrooms observing students actively making in their classrooms.

In the afternoon we visited Maumee High School, Wayne Trail Elementary and Gateway Middle School to tour their makerspaces and see first hand the programs offered by Maumee City Schools.

See the photos link above for pictures from these events.