Written by on June 15, 2013 in News

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 4-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 pm, June 17th through 20th at the Henry County Extension Office in Mount 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. Its programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

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