About 50 local junior and senior high school students today had  fun while learning about science, technology, math and engineering otherwise known as STEM at General Electric.

It was the the company's annual Engineering Day, full of hands on experiments led by GE engineers.

The 40 volunteers helped students from ten area schools understand how to tackle design and engineering problems. 

Activities included building a speaker from a cup, wire and magnet, dropping eggs in material designed to protect them from damage, and using food coloring to find out how color diffuses differently in hot or cold water.

Volunteers say they try to make the day fun, but they also know it is important.

Engineering Day Coordinator Lizzy Kolar said, "By reaching out to these local high school students and just exposing them to some careers or topics that relate to STEM, we are just kind of building the workers for the upcoming years."