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Metro Schools students learn about the science behind hockey at Nashville Predators' STEM Night

23559633_10155794741019890_7076168392550637634_n This week students in the i3 G2ROW STEM grant program had the unique opportunity to visit Bridgestone Arena and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Nashville Predators. The NHL team invited schools from all over the state to participate in STEM Night, a special event that educates students about how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) plays a part in professional sports.

Students from seven Metro Schools attended the event: Croft Design Center, Goodlettsville Middle, Isaac Litton Middle, Madison Middle, McMurray Middle, Oliver Middle and Stratford Lower Campus. These students are a part of a program created by the i3 G2ROW STEM grant, a multi-year Federal grant from the US Department of Education committed to growing STEM education in middle schools.

During the field trip, students toured the facility and participated in a Q&A with staff members where they learned about STEM-related activities like video production, technology during games and how math and science play a role in hockey strategy. The students were exposed to a variety of STEM careers and able to see those jobs in action during an actual Predators game.

See pictures from the field trip below.