Wallace Family Dentistry Gives Back Via STEM
Wallace Family Dentistry loves helping out in the community, especially with educational programs. That’s why when an opportunity presented itself to do so, Dr. Mike Wallace could hardly wait to give recognition to a wonderful teacher and give the students at a local school something both educational and fun.
To make this happen, Dr. Mike connected with Mad Science to organize a highly entertaining STEM assembly on the afternoon of March 3rd, 2017 at 2pm for students at Northern Hills Elementary School in Edmond, OK. The STEM assembly was conducted by a Mad Science representative by the name of “Professor Elemental”.
The theme of the STEM assembly focused on “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” principles, but with thrilling science experiments and verbiage that the children could easily grasp. The idea behind the assembly was for students to imagine themselves making their own goals and dreams come true one day. The students were also encouraged to find science interesting, see it as adventurous, and even be intrigued enough to want to pursue STEM related careers when they grow up.
Professor Elemental made the show very special by calling upon random volunteer students from each grade level to the stage to help with various experiments.
The twist came at the end of the show when one teacher, Kim Maker (a Resource Teacher for 3rd grade), was called upon the stage to help with the final experiment.
Kim had no idea that before the STEM assembly had even been scheduled the administrative staff had worked with Dr. Mike and chosen her to participate in the final experiment. The surprise came at the end of the final experiment when Dr. Mike, on behalf of Wallace Family Dentistry, presented a $50 gift card to Amazon and a Certificate Of Appreciation to Kim Maker for all of her hard work.
Finally, to give everyone the opportunity to practice their very own science experiments, as a parting gift, Dr. Mike gave the school a big book of science experiments to keep in the school library.
Everyone seemed to have a great time, including Dr. Mike!