STEM Camp Visits Sauder Woodworking

Northwest State Community College hosted 26 students 5th and 6th grade students for a Science, Engineering, Technology, Math and Manufacturing (STEM) Camp. As part of the week, the students visited Sauder Woodworking where they toured the Brush Creek facility and participated in hands-on STEM activities.

STEM Camp Students Visit Sauder Manufacturing

Students look on as David Meyer, director of quality assurance and continuous improvement at Sauder Woodworking, explains the processes used to create a finished piece of furniture.

“Students do not realize all the exciting jobs that are available and waiting for them right here in northwest Ohio,” stated, Mari Yoder, NSCC vice president for advancement. “Sauder shared a three page list of jobs at their company that are supported by STEM related certificates and degrees.”

Northwest State faculty members offered a variety of fun activities during the week such as rocket building, 3-D printing and DNA extraction. Each activity showed students in a tangible way how the principles of STEM are applied to make things work.

The camp continued this week with 7th and 8th grade students. NSCC STEM outreach programs have been made possible through the generous support of Sauder Woodworking (Archbold), GM Powertrain (Defiance), CK Technologies (Montpelier), Automatic Feed Co. (Napoleon) and Kamco Industries (West Unity).