A team of students from Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School showcased their engineering creation—a small-scale trebuchet (similar to a medieval catapult)—at the sixth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo at William Jessup University on March 5.
The STEM Expo displayed work of local students from grades 3-12. The event connected students, educators, and the community in a one-day showcase of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, demonstrating educational opportunities and viable career options.
The STEM Expo allowed students to explore how subjects that are often perceived as difficult can instead be challenging, interesting, and fun, while connecting their interest with local businesses and industries that can partner with them in education and career preparation.
The Palmiter team will also participate in the upcoming Engineering Expo at Sacramento State University on March 12.