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STEM-tathalon hits the spot at Rogue Community College

Some automotive students getting an inside look at pistons and the difference between two-stroke and four-stroke engines. (KTVL/Aaron Nilsson)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- High school students from Jackson and Josephine counties (Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, North Valley, Illinois Valley, North Medford, Phoenix, Ashland, LOGOS) getting their hands on some cool toys today.

Rogue Community College in Grants Pass hosted a day-long STEM-tathalon for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.

It all started with an employer panel for about 130 visiting students, more students than they've ever had.

"In the past RCC has held Weldathon, which has been a really big exciting event, but just for welding students. This year, we got a grant that actually allowed us to expand that into a much bigger, greater activity for STEM-tathalon," said Interim Director for Educational Partnerships Hilary McDonald.

The event also allowed some students to take a solid works certification test which normally $100-150.

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