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RMCC Talent Search Program Hosts “Rock-It” Camp


RMCC Talent Search Program Hosts “Rock-It” Camp

The Educational Talent Search program at RMCC held a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career event at the Ouachita Center on June 7th.  The “Rock It” day camp was attended by participants completing grades 6 – 8 who attend area high schools from Polk, Scott, and Montgomery Counties.  Seventy students interacted with a group of teamwork specialists employed by an organization called, “Paradigm Shift”.  Through games, presentations, and activities, the students were engaged to think critically and work together to solve problems in a fun and lively atmosphere.  The afternoon offered opportunity to construct and launch model rockets propelled by small engines that reached heights of 300 feet in the air.  Students calculated MPH and altitude of their rockets using altimeters and stopwatches.  Acorn teacher Michelle McGee assisted the students in understanding the technology and scientific theory behind the activity.

Talent Search is a TRIO program designed to assist students in achieving academic success and preparation for postsecondary education.  For more information, please contact the ETS Director, Jeff Neufeld at 479-394-7622, ext. 1654.


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