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Bel Air Middle School Hosts Science, Technology Students

Hundreds of students participated in the STEM and Beyond Night at Bel Air Middle School Feb. 21.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are part of our daily lives, and local organizations are focused on getting students involved in the subjects.

With that in mind, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council started STEM and Beyond nights in Harford and Cecil counties, according to a press release from Aberdeen Proving Ground's public affairs office.

On Feb. 21, the Army post teamed up with the technology council to bring government, industry and education professionals to Bel Air Middle School where they worked with more than 250 students, 40 siblings and 200 parents on hands-on STEM-related demonstrations, the release states.

"It's important to give [the students] an opportunity to see the technologies that the Army has to offer," Mary Doak, program manager for Community and Education Outreach at RDECOM’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, said in the release, "and to be able to explore some of the challenges that we have by doing these experiments during the STEM nights."

Every middle school in Harford and Cecil County will serve as a host for a STEM and Beyond Night over a three-year rotation, the release states.

What are your thoguhts on bringing STEM opportunities to local students? Did you attend the STEM night? Share your photos.

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