Atmospheric Sciences Students Participate in the Northeast Kingdom STEM Fair

Last month, Atmospheric Sciences students Nick Ferrando, Jonathan Hutchinson, Jessica Langlois, Evan Levine, and Francis Tarasiewicz, from the AMS Club and The Climate Consensus group, teamed up to host a table at the VSAC Northeast Kingdom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair at Miller’s Run School in Sheffield. They taught 7th and 8th graders about weather and climate, and how weather and climate relate to one another. Interactive activities included demonstrations of ice albedo, atmospheric moisture content, and the effects of climate change. Jonathan Hutchinson said, "Being able to go out into the community and seeing the students' amazement and developing interests in the different science sectors was a heartwarming experience for all of us who participated." Nearly 400 students attended this two-day event, whose goal was to inspire young people to consider pursuing careers in STEM fields.