Youth Built STEM Skills and Robots at the 2013 STEM Academy
STEM Academy 2013: Robotech was held June 10-13 in the Youth Center at the Louisa County Fairgrounds and June 17-20 at the Henry County Extension Office.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach presented this opportunity for youth in 6th-8th grade to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills.
In pairs of two youth learned how to build, program and test a robot. At the end of each day youth demonstrated what they had learned during a public showcase. Participant Mike Snider said “It was amazing and gave me understanding in the working of robots.”
Participants in Henry County take a break for a quick picture, sporting their 4-H robotics shirts.
Participants at the STEM Academy 2013 in Louisa County.
Participants in Henry County watch as robots use sensors to move from one Frisbee to the next.
Jackson and Michael share design solutions and programming successes during a public showcase.
Nick, Evan, and Austin troubleshoot with sensors.
Meet “Awesomo 3000,” the robot built and programmed by the team of Jose and Hunter. They successfully programmed their robot to navigate and escape from the desert canyon.
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