Hands-on at Penta STEM camp


PERRYSBURG — Students learned how to make croissants, construct tool boxes and learned welding as part of STEM Summer Camp at Penta Career Center.

Students interested in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are participating in camps this week and next week.

Over the course of two weeks, nearly 400 area students, in grades 3-9, will explore areas such as culinary, welding, construction, forensics, food science, data collection, precision machining and physics.

From left, Cecelia Bolles, from Perrysburg’s Hull Prairie Intermediate School; Karlie Bates, Holland Intermediate School; and Lennan Yoder, Toledo Christian, concentrate on making croissants as part of STEM Summer Camp at Penta Career Center.

Marie Thomas-Baird | Sentinel-Tribune

Some of the hands-on activities include creating foods like nachos, pasta and specialty cookies; constructing tool boxes and candle holders; learning basic welding skills; solving a missing trophy crime scene with forensics; designing plaques using a milling machine; and conducting a variety of STEM experiments.

Each year, Penta’s STEM Summer Camp is offered to students who reside in Penta’s member school districts which include Anthony Wayne, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, Northwood, North Baltimore, Oak Harbor, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton and Woodmore.

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