FDL STEM Academy And Institute Design Challenge

The public is invited to the Fond du Lac STEM Academy and Institute’s 2nd Annual Design Challenge next month. It will be held on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac. Principal Don Smith says the challenge involves problems local businesses have given teams of students to solve. Eighth grader Mason McGrath is on one of the teams and will also be an emcee for the event. He says the design they are working on has to do with solving a problem they were given by Mercury Marine. He says they have to figure out how to take energy from the environment to charge a drone boat. The challenge is also a fundraiser for the STEM Academy and Institute. Tickets are $50 each. It will include dinner, a silent auction and unveiling of the designs. Tickets are available by calling 906-6722 or stopping by their offices at 401 South Military Road in Fond du Lac.