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SCC Macon Campus hosts 6th annual STEM event

Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus hosted its sixth annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Event on April 14.

Sixty-two Franklin high school students had the opportunity to work with math and science instructors as well as learning assistant consultants at SCC. 

Students rotated between three different challenges:

  • The Lost Mummy – an escape room where students used clues, math puzzles, and logic to find the lost mummy and escape. 
  • Fuel Cell Hydrogen Car – allowed students to learn about alternative fuels with a hands-on building experience
  • EZ Bake Bioplastics where students created milk plastic and starch-based plastic beads to learn how plastics can be recycled to help our environment.

The event began with an introduction and welcome from Dr. Barb Putman, SCC’s Executive Dean of Instructional Services.

The students then rotated between two events and enjoyed a barbecue meal.  Instructors Elaine Merritt and Michael McIntosh wrapped up the event with drawings for door prizes. For more information on the event, contact Merritt (828.306.7022 or

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