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Title I Summer STEM Camp gives students hands-on glimpse of future careers

Title I Summer STEM Camp gives students hands-on glimpse of future careers
Posted on 07/16/2018

Tai’tyanna Towe knows that she wants to be a scientist.

“I want to be a scientist because you get to do experiments,” the Bettie F. Williams Elementary School rising fifth-grader said as she sautered a piece of circuit board together in her circuitry class.

In the classroom next door, College Park Elementary rising fifth-grader Teon Smith was calculating angles and measuring distances so he could program his Dash Robot to navigate the path of blue tape positioned in various zigzag patterns on the floor.

“I like it because we learn different types of electronics, which we’ve never used before,” he shared while simultaneously selecting a string of code on his iPad that would program his robot’s path.

Around the hallway in the crime scene investigation class, students had just finished exploring the science behind fingerprints, which helps build their critical thinking skills to pinpoint differences. Next, they would learn about facial recognition software that is used in iPhones, apps and even police investigations. That lesson would require them to use their math, measuring and science skills.

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