Fellows host STEM Slam

Date Posted: 
Friday, April 22, 2016

On April 15, 2016 four IGERT Students (Destenie Nock, Rodrigo Mercado, Franklyn Kanyako, and Moijue Kaikai) hosted the first STEM Slam competition on the UMass campus. STEM Slam is a speaking where students from science, engineering, technology, and mathematics backgrounds have to explain a topic to a general audience in 3-minutes or less. This must be done without the aid of a Power Point Presentation, and the contestants can only use what they can physically bring on stage. 10 students competed in the competition with topics ranging from "The Psychology behind Procrastination" to "How do Quadcopters Fly". This event was attended by over 60 people. Special thanks to the MIE Department and the Offshore Wind Energy IGERT Program for funding this event.