By: Brooke Williams

Two hundred eighth grade students were in control, or at the controls rather, for the Great Northwest STEM camp.
STEM is really a big initiative nationwide. So it’s just very important if you think about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They’re separate. Yet they all co-mingle,” says Kim Murphy, interim director of the area career and tech center at the Great Northwest Education Cooperative.
With presentations on automation, programming, and oil drilling and pumping, students learned firsthand from professionals working in the field.
“Oasis took us into their bus thing and we got to see this slime stuff and they added chemicals to it. And it went back into the cup,”says Emilee Puckett, an eighth grader.