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July 2012 - Newton's Road Joins With Educators and Manufacturers in Support of STEM Education

Mission One STEM Expo in Traverse City

More than 100 students learned about STEM education and career opportunities at the first annual Mission One STEM Career Expo held at the Northwestern Michigan College Aero Park Campus in Traverse City. Event partners included Newton’s Road, the Boy Scouts, Atlas Space, and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. The STEM Career Expo included a CanSat satellite launch that was postponed one day due to cloud cover. Watch the video to find out more about the Expo.

Local Students Showcase 3D Designs at Gutter Car Derby 

Creative students and 3D printing came together at a unique car race in Traverse City. The Third Annual Newton’s Road Gutter Car Derby featured 3D printed cars designed by local students. The event gets its name from the plastic gutters that are used as the race track. The event gave students from throughout Northwest Lower Michigan the opportunity to race their cars against their peers and showcase their design process and troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to volunteer judges. Each of the cars had to be 100 percent student designed. Prizes were awarded for best design, fastest car, and longest distance.


Newton's Road and the 3D Printer Project are primary sponsors of the Student Video Challenge which showcases career opportunities in STEM. The video challenge is a project of the Education Advisory Group of the Networks Northwest Board. View the Student Video Challenge.


3D Printer Awarded to TBA Career-Tech Center
for Top Student Video

A 3D printer was awarded to the TBA Career-Tech Center after a team of Tech Center students won a student video contest designed to promote STEM careers. The printer was provided by the 3D Printer Project, which is jointly sponsored by RJG, Inc. and Newton’s Road.

National Manufacturing Day 2014
Northwest Michigan

Newton's Road participated in a Manufacturing Day hosted by Northwestern Michigan College in cooperation with local manufacturers. The event gave 250 high school students the opportunity to tour manufacturing facilities and learn about careers in manufacturing. Watch the video to find out more.

3D Printer Project 

RJG, Inc and Newton's Road have joined forces to donate 3D printers to TCAPS schools. To date, we have distributed five 3D printers to Traverse City West Senior High, Traverse City Central Senior High, and Traverse City East Middle School, with the aim to increase STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) opportunities. Details.





Newton’s Road works with regional partners to leverage the unique characteristics of Northern Michigan’s natural surroundings, knowledgeable workforce, and rich legacy of community involvement to champion, support and increase access to outstanding learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM Education). 

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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission