EUP MiSTEM Region Newsletter

April 2022

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News and Resources from the EUP MiSTEM Region at the EUP Intermediate School District

As region 14 of the MiSTEM Network, the EUP MiSTEM Region is working with regional and statewide partners to empower education while making solid connections to business, industry, and careers.
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UP Professional Trades Hiring Event and Career Day at the Sault EDC

Monday, April 25th, 3pm to Tuesday, April 26th, 2pm

2345 Meridian Street

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The UP Construction Council will facilitate a Hiring event for those with a high school diploma or GED on Monday April 25, 2022 from 3:00-7:00pm at the Sault Ste. Marie EDC.

On April 26 following the hiring event, the UP Construction Council will facilitate a Professional Trades Career Day for high school students. This event will offer students a chance to learn about apprenticeship and career opportunities in a hands-on format. We are currently working with school districts to schedule groups of students for this event.

EUP STEM ILT will be held at LSSU's Center for Freshwater Research and Education on April 21

On April 21, Lake Superior State University's Center for Freshwater Research and Education will host the EUP STEM Integrated Learning Team (ILT) for a day of professional learning at the new CFRE building on the St. Mary's River. STEM ILT brings together math teachers, science teachers, computer science teachers and all STEM area teachers together for collaboration and learning. We focus on professional learning, innovative program development, and community connections. The day will include activities at the atlantic salmon hatchery, CFRE Discovery Center, and connection to big data analysis through the MiWaterNet water quality network. We are excited to work with CFRE staff and appreciate this opportunity!

If you would like to join us at CFRE on April 21, please register HERE.

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STEM Integrated Learning Team: Our last meeting of the schoolyear will take place at LSSU's Center for Freshwater Research and Education. Register HERE.

Family Engineering Workshop:

If you are interested in learning more about how to host a Family Engineering event at your school, please register HERE for a three hour workshop which will be held at the EUPISD on June 27. This workshop will include training and starter kit of materials to run a Family Engineering event at your school! See more information in the Family Engineering Flyer.

Cereal City Science Professional Learning page: See this page for upcoming online professional learning workshops with Cereal City Science. We will be working with Cereal City Science to plan for additional elementary and middle school science workshops in the EUP and will share that information in the near future.

Computer Science:

3-P Agriculture Workshops at the Chatham Research Farm and Waishkey Bay Farm:

STEM Teaching Tools

The STEM Teaching Tools are resources that have been developed through a project called ACESSE through the Council of State Science Supervisors. EUP teacher Billie Ennes was part of the team from Michigan, along with MiSTEM Executive Director Megan Schrauben who contributed to the development of STEM Teaching Tools! Thank you to Billie for representing Michigan and the EUP!
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Trig-Star Trigonometry Competition on April 28!

The Trig-Star competition is a national trigonometry competition open to high school students throughout the country. Trig-Star is designed to show students real world applications of trigonometry in the land surveying and engineering professions. The students are given four questions, and the student that has the most correct answers in the least amount of time is declared the EUP regional winner. Teachers and students from all EUP districts are invited to participate. Registration ends on April 15!

Trig-Star Flyer and Registration Link

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Higher Orbits - Go For Launch

Tuesday, June 14th, 9am to Thursday, June 16th, 4pm

650 West Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The EUP MiSTEM region is working with a number of regional partners including the Chippewa County EDC, Sault EDC, EUPISD, and LSSU to hold a three day STEM event in partnership with Higher Orbits. The Go For Launch program will engage students in grades 8-12 in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) exploration through the platform of Space Exploration. Student teams will work together to design their own space experiement and present their ideas to a panel of judges from the Space and STEM fields. The winner of the EUP event will have their experiment go on to compete against projects from other Go For Launch programs and the winning experiment will be launched into space!

Registration will open in the near future, but to see more information about the program along with how organizations can sponsor the program see the Go For Launch Flyer.

Career Connections

We are working with a number of partner organizations regionally and statewide to provide connections between employers, students, job seekers, and economic development organizations. If you are from any of those sectors and are interested in discussing career awareness, internships, apprenticeships, work-based learning, and training/education please reach out to us! Here are a few of our partner resources that you may find helpful.

Contact: Kevin St. Onge

As the EUP MiSTEM Region director, Kevin works to serve STEM education and workforce development in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. The EUP STEM Region connects K-12 education, higher education, business/industry leaders, government agencies, and non-profits to engage in collaborative efforts regionally and statewide.
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