Last week The Times-Independent ran an article about the Beacon Program obtaining a grant for our local robotics program at HMK. The Grand County Education Foundation provided funding for this grant.
The GCEF’s grant has provided our students with Lego Robotics kits and initial funding for a team to participate in the state robotics competition at the University of Utah. Without funding from GCEF, our FIRST LEGO League Program would not be possible.
Our first summer camp of 15 kids amazed me with their critical thinking skills and enthusiasm to try new things, while building and programming robots. We will run two more week-long summer camps. Then, in the fall and spring, we will have after-school clubs so that more students will be able to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities. We hope to have our competition team in place by mid-September.
Many thanks to the Grand County Education Foundation! Who knows which of these students you have inspired to become our next engineers and scientists, or, at the very least, helped to get a few more kids interested in STEM.
—Linda Grawet, fourth grade teacher, HMK