Science and technology are integral components of today’s educational landscape. The GE Engineering Product Integration Center (PIC) department not only donated $1,500 toward the cost of piloting a Robotics after-school program at LGS, more importantly, they provided mentors to work side by side with our students.
The donation went toward the purchase of LEGO® EV3 MINDSTORM robots and an instructor from ISpace. ISpace is a non-profit organization that promotes, supports, and hosts engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools. This was such a wonderful opportunity for our students and Linden Grove School. Because of the overwhelming success of the program, Robotics is now being offered as an elective to our 6-8 grade students.
“I appreciate the opportunity to work with the students at the Linden Grove School. The students demonstrated determination and focus, listening to the directions, programming their robot, troubleshooting and finally celebrating their success. This is what school is all about and a hands-on activity such as this was the perfect opportunity,” said Colin Vogt, a GE Aviation mentor.