Local high school students got hands-on with engineering in Fargo

Published: Jun. 15, 2017 at 10:44 PM CDT
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​The STEM Boot Camp continued Thursday at North Dakota State University for high school students from around the region.

S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Dozens of high school students were on hand to try out life in the dorms, take classes from NDSU professors and learn the engineering skills to solve real world problems.

They also got to learn about designing video games, made their own solar power conversion systems and tested properties of different materials.

The hope is to make science and engineering approachable for anyone who might want to pursue it further.

Andrew Vetter, a sophomore in the computer engineering program at NDSU said "If they've never been exposed to STEM, we can get them interested in it."

Dylan Skjold one of the participants this year said his aunt who is an engineer told him about this and encourage him to attend.

" I literally didn't even know this was a type of science that they did. I mean I know they would engineer new materials...but not like this and I didn't know they did it at colleges." Skjold said.

The boot camp is a four day event every year.