Students learn about science careers at STEM Summit

The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual eighth grade STEM Summit on Friday, Jan. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Over 400 eighth grade students attended. The students visited with 18 local businesses that have STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — careers at the Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center along with eight different labs at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Cambridge Campus the students went through.

Photos by Elizabeth Sias
Susan Bisila tries out the stethoscope at the Pine Technical College booth.


Cullen Osen, left, wears a chemical protection mask as his classmate Bailey Moss helps demonstrate the JCAD, or Joint Chemical Agent Detector, with SSG Joseph Ellis of the U.S. Army.


Kyle Ryappy tries on a safety harness and helmet used by East Central Energy workers.


Alyssa Berry gets her heart rate checked at the Medtronic booth.


Eric Kessel of the Cambridge Medical Center Laboratory teaches students about examining blood samples.