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Rhodes Offering STEMM Mini Sessions for Middle School to Junior High Students

Students in 4th-7th grade have new learning opportunities at Rhodes State College over the upcoming months. Rhodesology STEMM Minis will begin on Saturday, November 20, 202, through Saturday, April 23, 2022. All sessions will take place from 10am-12pm and the cost is $24 per session or the same student can attend four events for $49. Topics include:

Drones — Students will compete in head-to-head racing and capture the flag competition with other players while learning a few new key aspects of how a drone operates. All participants fly and keep their own mini drone. Dates: November 20, 2021, January 8, 2022, & March 5, 2022

Steam Energy — Students will learn about steam energy and how it is used to generate electricity and power equipment used for transportation and building. Students will have the hands-on experience of assembling a small steam engine and seeing it in action. Date: January 22, 2022

Electric Motors— (Partnering with Grob Systems of Bluffton, OH) Students will explore along with Grob instructors the basic concepts of how an electric motor works. Students will see the amazing and invisible power of electro-magnetism as they pass current through a wire coil to make a simple electric motor. This project will demonstrate some of the basic concepts that are used every day at Grob as Rhodes State College partners with automotive customers to produce equipment for electric vehicles. Date: February 26, 2022

Wind Energy— (Partnering with One Energy of Findlay, OH) Students will learn about wind and how it relates to wind energy while building a anemometer to explain the science of wind to understand main concepts and then relate wind speeds to power output from wind turbines. Date: March 26, 2022

Industrial Engineering— Students will build a station to include in the layout of an assembly line. After the processes are designed and engineered, the students will then be given the opportunity to actually work the assembly line to test and optimize their industrial engineering skills. Date: April 23, 2022