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Rockford Middle School Students to Participate in STEM DAY at Rockford University

04/05/2023 12:10 pm

For Immediate Release: 

April 5, 2023

Rockford University students stand on top of University sign for a photo.
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Nearly 100 RPS 205 middle school students will engage in interactive workshops that include building paper rockets, and more with the assistance of RU students.

What: Rockford University, Lincoln and Marshall Middle School students

When: April 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m.

Where: Starr Science Center, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St, Rockford, IL. 61108

Who: Rockford University students, faculty and staff; Lincoln and Marshall Middle School students; university officials, and media


ROCKFORD, Ill. —Rockford University will host nearly 100 students from Lincoln and Marshall Middle Schools in Rockford on Thursday, April 6, for STEM Day. The middle school students will be on campus from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

During the event, middle school students will engage in multiple interactive workshops about electricity, probability, building a paper rocket, oxidation, and more. 

Rockford University students will be working with the middle school students during the different workshops and RU professors from mathematics, computer science, physics, and chemical & biological sciences will lead the workshop. Lincoln and Marshall students will even get a campus tour and lunch on-campus to learn more RU.

Media are invited to attend the event and speak with the RU faculty who organized the workshops. We ask that the media arrive promptly at 10:30 a.m. and RSVP to our email below. 



Questions or interview requests can be sent to We ask the media to please RSVP by emailing us by 8:30 a.m. April 6. 


Sara Myers

RU Marketing & Communications