Youth Invited to Join UW-Marshfield/Wood County STEM Day

STEM Day at UW

STEM Day at UW Aims to Promote Youth Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Youth who are interested in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math will have the opportunity to join a fun-filled day of experiments and activities on February 13 at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.

“Marshfield School District does not have school that day, so it’s a terrific opportunity for parents to send their kids to STEM Day at the UW,” said Rebecca Bauer, Continuing Education coordinator. “The day will entail a variety of STEM related hands-on activities and experiments, including neuroscience experiments and brain games, engineering a car and putting it to the test in race, a meteorology demonstration by weatherman, Justin Loew, and much more!”

UW-Marshfield/Wood County is currently in the process of constructing a STEM building addition, and as the UW expands, they will continue to develop opportunities for students in the STEM fields. By introducing younger students to these areas of study, the University hopes to continuing interest in the program for many years to come.

“We want to introduce these fields to youth early on through fun, stimulating programs,” said Bauer. “We want our youth to be as excited about STEM as we are! And in the future we look forward to holding more STEM Camps in our brand new STEM Building!”

Benefits to STEM education are many, and employment potential is increasing.

“STEM Education evokes innovation, creativity and problem-solving in students,” said Bauer. “Also, the career opportunities in STEM fields are vast and growing. We hope our STEM programs pique students’ interests in STEM and open their minds to all the future possibilities in a STEM field.”

STEM Day is a fun-filled day of experiments and activities geared towards educating youth in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM Day will be held Mon., Feb. 13 from 8-4:30pm.

Parents can register their child online at or register over the phone by calling Continuing Education at 715-389-6520. Early Registration is highly encouraged to ensure adequate supplies. The cost is $55 and this includes all supplies and a snack. Participants should bring a sack lunch.