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Newton’s Road works with regional partners to champion, support and increase access to outstanding learning and career opportunities for our youth in the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

​We believe that celebrating and investing in STEM learning excellence from an early age is essential to the ability for more of our children to live, work and raise their families locally and for them to thrive in the rapidly evolving global economy wherever they live. Today more than ever, it is critical that we work together as a community to coordinate regional resources for their benefit and the benefit of the overall economic outlook for our region.
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Upcoming STEM Events

STEAM/Makerfest at the Grand Traverse Resort Michigan Ballroom

When:  Feb. 29th, from 10 am- 3 pm.
Where: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa: Michigan Ballroom
Address: 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
What: This will be the 4th annual celebration of STEAM in our community at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. MakerFests celebrate the Maker in all of us and encourage open, creative play centered around hands-on activities.  Makerfest 2020 will be held on the same weekend as the VEX IQ ES State Championship, which is also being held at the Grand Traverse Resort. This should make for an exciting weekend of STEAM fun! 

Michigan VEX IQ ES State Championship

When:  Feb 29 - March 1
Where: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Address: 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
What: Michigan VEX IQ ES State Championship, Feb 29 - March 1 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City. An exciting experience to watch! Want to register a team? go here: team registration info
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Maker Space: Reuse and Invent

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
-Make something useful out of parts nobody wanted. Be a creative Engineer and have fun. Suggest age is 6-12 years old. All materials will be supplied.

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Check it out: STEM kits now available at ERDL

The Elk Rapids District Library is now home to more than 20 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kits, but library staff hope the plastic boxes filled with hands-on learning games and activities don’t stay on the shelves long.

Local Launch of STEM Kits for Regional Libraries'

REGION – Local families will now have expanded access to high-quality STEM learning games and toys for their children through local libraries. According to organizers, the hands-on experiences incorporate math, science, engineering and/or math skills (STEM) while problem-solving and exploring.

STEM Kits Coming to Elk Rapids Library!

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-Sometimes it takes a village to pull a project together. The Elk Rapids Rotary, District Library, and Schools worked with Newton’s Road to ensure over 20 STEM Kits will soon be available for families to borrow.

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Oct-Nov Newton's Road Column

Explore ways to engage in STEM learning this Fall. Northern Michigan is a fantastic place to observe and engage in the physical phenomena of our earth. 

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