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he Second Annual Thumb Area STEAM Showcase is Coming!
Saturday, May 13, 2017  10 a.m. - 3 p.m

Bad Axe Middle School, 750 S. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413!

Activity participation

A community festival celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics

This year's Flyer and Event Schedule are coming soon  

Scott Whipple 989/269-3481 or 989/550-0003
Jennifer Trusock 989/269-3476
Tyler Leipprandt  989/269-3494
Vicky Erdman 989/269-6406

The STEAM Showcase features a variety of exciting “edutainment” activities for all ages and is FREE to the public.


Huron County Press Huron Intermediate School District Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network  


2017 Sponsors

In order to keep the Showcase free while providing high-quality exhibits, we offer leveled sponsorships.  Call (989) 269-6406 or find out more information. 






$10,000 - $19,999

Detroit Edison Energy 

DTE Energy Foundation


$5,000 - $9,999

$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499
Gemini Group        
$500 - $999

Dow AgroSciences

Harbor Beach Operations     

ITC Transmission


Northstar Bank  Tevoortwis Dairy  Valley Enterprises
$1 - $499
JW Hunt       

Rooney Contracting

Co., Inc.

Team One

Credit Union


Management, LLC


School Showcase

The Thumb Area STEAM Showcase is looking for projects, displays, and presentations from local schools that showcase the excellent STEAM activities being done in districts across the county.  Classroom teachers, leaders of projects or clubs, or any school group related to science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics can apply.


A $200.00 donation will be awarded to each approved application.* 
All projects, activities, presentations should be in some way connected to STEAM. Some examples might include:

Robotics demonstrations

            Underwater ROV or IVD vehicles

            Science fair displays

            Science club displays or activities

            Problem-solving teams (i.e., Destination Imagination, Science Olympiad, Academic Games)

            FFA projects

            Innovative art exhibits (Recyclables, Design/Engineering, Nature/Environment)

            Industrial arts projects

            Media/digital art projects

            Music or performance arts


Apply online by April 19, 2017 at

*Due to space and budget requirements there are a limited number of applications that can be accepted. The Thumb Area STEAM Showcase planning committee will distribute donations as equitably as possible to schools across the county taking into account school population, geographic location, variety of projects, and “fit” to STEAM context. Notifications will be made by April 26, 2017.



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