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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

Career Exploring Kickoff!

-Sep 28th.
-Students: Experience Exploring, a hands-on career exploration club for middle and high school students that meets one Saturday a month during the school year.
-Parents: Attend the informational session during the first hour to learn more about this national organization, and the benefits of your student joining.
-At this event, we will have the first hands-on exploration of the school year. Learn about aviation careers using the NMC flight simulator. Each month will focus on a different career sector.
-Find out more about what is planned for the rest of the year, participation and how to register for the year.
-Examples of Future Exploring Events: Healthcare, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Environmental Sciences and more!
Direct any questions to mailto: contactus@newtonsroad.org

Girls Aviation Day 2019

-Oct 5th from 9am-1pm
The second annual Girls Aviation Day is an international community event designed to help introduce girls ages 8-17 years old to the career and lifestyle possibilities the aviation world has to offer. Participants will get involved with hands-on activities and meet new people. Space is limited to 50 participants and tickets can be found on eventbrite.  A detailed schedule will be emailed to participants in mid-September.
-Location:
NMC Aero-park Campus
2600 Aero-park Dr.
Traverse City MI, 49686
-Kate will be the point of contact for this event. Please reach out to her if you have any questions about the event, kmhauch@gmail.com

Tipsy Tower: Engineering Challenge

-October 2
SEEDS is hosting four youth activities during this year's Sara Hardy Farmers Market season.
Youth Activity: Engineer the tallest tower out of raw spaghetti noodles and practice numbers by measuring the structures.

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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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Aug-Sep Families First Column

In this column, you will find ideas on how to help your kids reach their full learning potential. How do we effectively apply are natural ability to learn in a school or work environment?

Aug-Sep Newton's Road Column

We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful, clear and unique place to observe the night sky. Currently, only 1% of the US population lives in a region with dark sky viewing. This is a great time of year for families to explore the night sky. In this column, you will find some of the best Northern Michigan sites for viewing the night sky and resources for engaging kids.