Muskegon Maritime Academy and Michigan Science Center to hold City’s Largest STEM Festival

Muskegon – The Michigan Science Center will be making its way to Muskegon County on Thursday, November 10 to bring a full day of science and fun to the students at Muskegon Maritime Academy(MMA).

The Michigan Science Center is a Smithsonian-affiliate science museum based in Detroit. The mission of the Michigan Science Center is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering, and math in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

One of the buzzwords in education today is STEM(science, technology, engineering, math). The Muskegon Maritime Academy(MMA) is Muskegon’s first K-5 all-STEM school and officials say they intend to live up to its title.

“When I was working with my STEM curriculum team I emphasized that our program had to be hands-on, collaborative, and fun. I wanted our kids to look forward to science class. If someone walks past our science class I want them to hear the excitement and joy of science education in action”, said Franklin A. Fudail, MMA Founder.

The mission of the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is to inspire curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment.

“I promise these events will be the norm at MMA, not a once-a-year occasion. In our first year, I expect us to host 3-5 large-scale STEM-related events, not to mention our regular STEM programs such as our coding and eSports program. This is just our first announcement, not our last one” stated Fudail.

The MMA STEM Festival will consist of hands-on science experiments that students will not only watch but engage in, technology and engineering projects and math games that demonstrate real-world world applications

Fudail said the school’s STEM Fair that will take place in November will be the largest of its kind in Muskegon. “it will debut as the largest, most fun-filled STEM event in the County and get larger each year. We intend to grow it to the point we will have to host it at the arena or convention center”.

For more information about the Michigan Science Center visit www.mi-sci.org.

For Muskegon Maritime Academy enrollment information visit www.MuskegonMaritimeAcademy.org

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2 Responses to "Muskegon Maritime Academy and Michigan Science Center to hold City’s Largest STEM Festival"

  1. Charlotte Ostrander   May 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity for the children of our community! Can’t wait to be a part of this new adventure

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  2. Aleah Metzler   May 17, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Is this really gonna be for only k-5th. My son is going into 6th grade this year and absolutely loves all STEM things. He builds tinker crates every month and even goes to the Muskegon fab lab. His autism has helped him have such an amazing outlook on engineering and chemistry and other science activities and I would love him to be able to do something like this!

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