S.T.E.M. Club

Elliot Johnson , Cactus Contributor

Central Arizona Col­lege’s own Science, Technology, Engineer­ing, and Math (S.T.E.M.) club held their very own welcome back activities on The Green of Signal Peak campus on Thurs­day, August 28th. Members of the S.T.E.M. club were on the lookout to recruit students into the fold that day.

Set up on The Green, under the shade of a tree, on a hot Arizona day, a handful of club members were gath­ered to hand out information to any students interested in joining. The members, sitting around in a circle, were sur­rounding various containers and other objects they were using for experiments. One of the experiments they were conducting involved a sealed container of dry-ice connected by a tube to a cup full of soap. The container holding dry-ice, when combined with water, produced a carbonic acid (a gas that resembles fog). With the container sealed, gas trav­eled through the tube into the cup of soap causing gas filled bubbles to erupt from the cup.

Science experiments are a sample of what the S.T.E.M. club is going to get up to this semester. They also have Sci­ence Nights, fundraisers, and other activities planned throughout the semester.

Currently, the S.T.E.M. club is planning for an end of semester field trip. Students are welcome to stop by and check out their meetings on Wednesdays from 2pm – 3pm in the Blue Room (room 107 in the S building) and Thursdays with David Johnson from 3pm – 6pm, either on The Green or in The Lounge. If a student is not able to attend every meet­ing, there are other ways for them to still be able to partici­pate in the club. The S.T.E.M. club’s goal is to have members walk away being a little more knowledgeable about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math while still having fun.

CAC students, new and re­turning, are encouraged to join a club as a fast way to meet fel­low students and get to know the campus. If knowledge and fun interest you, check out the S.T.E.M. club.