Techno-Robots Teaches STEM
STEMPLOY’s A-STEM of Mind Techno-Robots Summer Camp held June 10-14, 2013 at the Mountaineer Area RoboticS (MARS) facility was a huge success in gaining interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM). The career-awareness summer-enrichment program incorporated Art infused STEM learning using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics. The week-long camp was attended by 16 middle school students and 3 high school mentors with activities ranging from design and programming robots to perform many tasks such as navigating through a maze of obstacles, dancing-bots, sumo-bots, and tug-o-war challenges. In addition, industry guest speakers talked to students about STEM fields of study in college and careers in robotics and computer programming. The students evaluated teams and certificates were awarded to the winning teams. The Mechanical Design Award went to Team Jalineers: Colin Columbo and Jacob Southern; the Robot Performance Award went to Team Super Minors: Max Kitzmiller and Chase Atkinson; the Innovative Solution Award went to Team Wires: McKenna Cottrell and Coleman Hazen; and the Professionalism Award went to Team Purple Panda: Amber Dombrowski and Destiny Valaike. In addition, all students received Certificates of Completion for participation in the robot challenges and successfully finishing the STEM program. Upcoming summer camps include the Physics of Music, July 8-12 and Cooking with Math, Aug. 5-9. For STEMPLOY program information call (304) 685-6530, send email to email@example.com or visit us online at http://stemploy.com/ to learn more.