Since 2011 Inland Lake’s high school students have had the option to join the robotics team. Now in 2016 middle schoolers will have the opportunity to have an intro to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Starting on January 28th 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be able to join the club. The STEM club will give students a intro to STEM, getting to know the principles and guidelines. The 4-H program is ran by 4-H program coordinator Leign Ann Theunick.
“Our goal is to give students a good foundation for transitioning into robotics. Youth are given a variety of problems; challenged to think “outside of the box” and find a creative solution; and in some cases, build and test a prototype.” Theunick said. “Math is used in collecting data and analyzing the effectiveness of their solution. Since, the Inland Lakes Robotics team is for 9th to 12th grade, we felt the STEM club would be a good fit for the 6th to 8th grade students.”