Kids received some inspiration through studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
STEM Billings hosted “Adventures in Health and Medicine” at the Billings Career Center on Saturday.
About 130 children in the 2nd through 8th grades came to the event.
The human heart, X-rays and experiencing the operating room were among what the kids could learn.
STEM organizers encouraged the students to ask about what to study and about the future of he field.
It’s an opportunity to get away from the books and learn from those working in the profession.
“You can hear about them and read about them,” Dan Carter, STEM collaborator, said about kids meeting the scientists. “But if actually you have a conversation with them, connect with them at some level, it’s better in all kinds of ways. It’s a formative part of their understanding of what they want to do. If we can get to them now and encourage them to keep reaching high, then they’ll perform. We’ve just go to encourage them to keep at it.”
The next STEM Billings event will focus on computer science and coding on March 30.