More than 300 MPS students show off their scientific talent in the 15th annual STEM Fair

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- On Thursday, more than 300 MPS students from 37 different schools gathered at the Wisconsin Center to show off their scientific talents, some going home with trophies but all leaving with valuable life skills.

Everything from experiments, tests and inventions were displayed at the fair. Student of Carson Academy, Londyn Roan, said she's excited to be a part of the fair this year.

"We made masks more comfortable, so you know how your masks touch your ears and stuff? We made a headband to help fix that problem," said Roan.

Roan said her team had to learn how to sew in order to add buttons to headbands that would help adjust the uncomfortable tightness of face masks. The 8th grader said it took her team three months to plan and deliver.

Rochelle Sandrin, one of the organizers for the STEM Fair, said this event is vital in order to tackle the lack of representation in STEM  careers.

"Milwaukee public schools represent a lot of the marginalized and underrepresented groups in STEM, so it's extremely important for us to expose kids to this as young as possible," said Sandrin.

She said the biggest lesson of all is that creativity and innovation comes at any age.

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