Pierpont Provides Learning Opportunity for Middle School Students to Learn "Hand-On"

Pierpont Provides Learning Opportunity for Middle School Students to Learn "Hand-On"

Pierpont Provides Learning Opportunity for Middle School Students to Learn "Hand-On"
 
FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Pierpont Community and Technical College hosted its third annual ‘STREAM Day’ event to provide more than 140 eighth grade students from various schools with the opportunity to learn about science, technology, reading and writing, engineering, arts and math. 
 
Eighth graders from Taylor County Middle School, North Phillip Middle School and Fairmont Catholic came together for a one of a kind learning experience.
 
"Many students think that if they are good in the science and engineering that communication is just a second road, but we need to talk to other people, we are cells need to be able to read the manuals. We need to be able to communicate both with people who are in the same field, but also with people who don't know what we are talking about," said Martina Bachlechner, STREAM Day organizer for PC&TC.
 
Workshop presenters from Pierpont faculty and professionals from both NIOSH and Allegheny Science & Technology met students in workshop sessions to give them a hands on experience within a variety of fields.
 
"We've specifically tried to make it engaging so have them do little experiment and breathing test to interact with one another, interact with us, so yeah they've been great and I think they really are enjoying it," said Reid Harvey, employee of NIOSH.
 
Pierpont’s president Johnny Moore spoke on how the annual ‘STREAM Day’ event is just one of many tools that the college is using to keep their mission going strong. 
 
"Part of our role, as I always say, is to provide educational opportunities for everyone. Regardless of their social or economic background, their ethnicities, wherever they are. Our goal is to reach them wherever they are and to put them on a pathway for them to be successful, and that's what Pierpont is about." said Moore.
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