There are still a few spots available for the annual Girls in STEM Expo, a free event hosted by the Mohawk Valley Community College Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) faculty group from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21. But hurry — the deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.

The expo is designed for local middle school girls to spend the day with MVCC WISE faculty and student volunteers, exploring the areas of science, engineering, technology, and math through exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, and challenges. Activities will feature multiple disciplines, and participants will be able to create their own predictions, run experiments, and test out their results in physics, chemistry, and biology. The day will be topped off with fun engineering competitions. To register, visit For more information, contact MVCC Associate Professor Melissa Barlett at<> or 315-792-5471. You can also find event details on Facebook at<>.

Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.

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