Monday, April 16, 2018

Reading, wRiting, and... Robots for Effective K-12 STEM Learning

Twenty-six middle school students from the Alvord Unified School District gathered at Riverside’s Arizona Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, to showcase their robot creations.

The robotics demonstration was staged for National Robotics Week and drew students from all four Alvord middle schools, district spokeswoman Cynthia Shipley said. Using the concept of artificial intelligence, all students customized their robots, Shipley said.

Loma Vista Middle School student Estrella Del Carmen, left, controls Lucky the robot as classmate Madison Iglesias robots stops it from going off the table...during an event for National Robotics Week at Arizona Middle School in Riverside.Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of an education in science, technology, engineering and math, often called STEM classes. Alvord serves students in the western Riverside area and  part of northeastern Corona.

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