Robotics will be showcased June 17-20
Youth from Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties will be honing their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s STEM Academy 2013: RoboTech. The youth will be in pairs of two to learn how to program, build and test a robot throughout the four-day academy. At the end of each day there will be a public showcase, which will be an opportunity for the youth to demonstrate what they have learned through robotics.
The showcases will be held each day during the academy from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m., June 17-20 at the Henry County Extension Office in Mt. Pleasant. The public is invited to attend one or more of the showcases each day.
“The hope for STEM Academy 2013 is to get kids in Southeast Iowa energized about STEM and robotics,” said Kati Peiffer, ISU Extension and Outreach Youth Development Program Specialist. “Parents, businesses and the public can show support and encourage these youth in their learning by attending one or more of the showcases.”
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture. ISUEO works to increase learning opportunities for citizens of Iowa by providing unbiased, research-based information that will improve quality of life.