July 24, 2023
Elementary students take part in STEM Camp
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Camp for area elementary students was held July 17-19 at Cowley College’s Sumner Campus in Wellington.
Incoming fourth through sixth graders met from 8-11 a.m., while those entering first through third grades met from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
In the morning, the group studied coding for half the time using block coding on the site Tynker. This allowed them to understand the basics of programming with a graphical tool.
The rest of the time was devoted to various activities dealing with the Sphero and Dash robots. This included golf putting, bowling, competition racing, and invented activities by the participants.
Cowley College instructor David Hays conducted the STEM Camp. Cowley College Board of Trustee member Bob McGregor was also on hand to witness the festivities as his grandson Rowan Moore participated in the camp. Moore is entering fifth grade in Winfield.
“We need to train young people and have them dream of what robots can do for us,” McGregor said. Robots are critical to our future. The United States does not have enough physical manpower; we need to utilize robots if we want to maintain our standard of living.”
Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
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