Huber Heights Schools host STEM Day at the Park


By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

HUBER HEIGHTS — Albert Einstein and other notable scientists were well represented at the Huber Heights City Schools STEM Day in the Park VII on Saturday.

The day is set aside as a free, outdoor event every year for students of the Huber Heights City Schools and their families. STEM Day participants get a snapshot of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons.

STEM Day in the Park is staffed by volunteers from Huber Heights City Schools and our community including first responders, Air Force Research Lab scientists, robotics clubs, the Preschool Coalition, and more.

“The first STEM Day in the Park was held eight years ago and is the creation of Mrs. Kathleen Bledsoe, a teacher at Wayne High School,” said Superintendent Sue Gunnell.  “Since then, the event has grown larger with the help of many volunteers and many, many hours of work.

“Through various educational opportunities, we hope to spark an interest in STEM and then foster that interest throughout our PK through 12 educational program. Very simply, we want our Wayne High School graduates to be prepared for STEM opportunities.”

Albert Einstein and other great minds of flight and daring came together at STEM Day in the Park.

Photos submitted by Christy Barker

Bri Gallagher as Amelia Earhart hives the “thumbs up” for STEM Day in the Park to “take flight.”

Mae Jemison was discovered encouraging kids to reach for the stars and to follow their dreams at STEM Day in the Park.

Kyran Cowen and Grace Prine greet children at STEM Day in the Park as Wilbur and Orville Wright.