Middle school students learn the importance of science, math at UWL

Part of annual Science & Math Expo

Local middle school students Tuesday were learning how science and math impact the world.

UW-La Crosse hosted more than two hundred sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the annual Science and Math Expo. The event aims to prove to students the importance of science and math, regardless of what profession they choose.

Students presented projects based on topics of their interest, and volunteers gave constructive feedback for future research. Organizers say it’s important to get all students involved in science and math.

“Some kids might not dream that they could be a scientist or mathematician, and this might be the spark that keeps them involved. Those who go into other professions, it’s just as important. Everyone has to be engaged in scientific discovery,” said UW-La Crosse Mathematics Professor Suzan Kelly.

The Science and Math Expo is organized by the Gundersen Medical Foundation and UWL’s Continuing Education Extension and College of Science and Health.