Emerson Hosts Kids’ Day to Spark Interest in Science, Tech, Math and Engineering Careers

By on June 12, 2018

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Surrounded by a bustling, chatty group of other kids, 5-year-old Landon Young sat focused on shaping lumps of Play-Doh into round orange balls in a room at Emerson’s Ferguson headquarters campus Friday morning.

Then, he turned on the light — a small LED bulb linked to a battery by the electrically conductive Play-Doh.

The science experiment was one of several that took place at Emerson’s We Love STEM Day, where about 300 children of Emerson employees visited the campus and did various activities and experiments intended to spark their interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math .

Activities included building magnetically levitating LEGO trains, vacuum-powered wind cars, and zip lines to transport a table tennis ball.

“The whole point is, ‘science is fun,’ because kids tend to get stuck thinking science and math are hard,” said Kathy Button Bell, Emerson’s chief marketing officer. “We hope those kids go, ‘I want to do this someday.’”

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