Hundreds of students come out for Olympiad STEM Workshop

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ROCKFORD, Ill -- (WIFR) High school students from all over the region had an opportunity to learn advanced skills at the science technology engineering and mathematics, or STEM workshop.

"It’s really our chance to give back to the community to really contribute to the future of STEM education and support the next generation of scientists."

Brian wolf is one of the scientists working with more than 200 students at the workshop. His son is studying mechanical engineering. He says he attributes his love for science and building to Science Olympiad. Wolf hopes to inspire more students to work in the field....

"I love it. I have a great time. I really enjoy protein modeling and being able to really tell the students what I have learned through this."

Student Elizabeth Garnica enjoys the event so much that she is back for a second time. She hopes to study medicine and thinks this is a great way to get ahead.

"It helps with more experience as well with on hands activities to help prepare myself for college."

"Our company is going to the need the best and brightest scientist. We are continually looking for new employees to add to our workforce. A lot of the students we see today are likely to be future employees or customers."