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STEM Takes A Village: A Tulsa Group’s Free Curriculum & Aid Is Expanding Access


Posted Date: 08/16/2022

STEM Takes A Village: A Tulsa Group’s Free Curriculum & Aid Is Expanding Access

Nine-year-old Marissa Williams and 10-year-old Kason Huerta sit huddled next to each other on the floor of the library at Darnaby Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The temperature outside is nearing 100 degrees on this balmy Thursday in July, but inside, the students at the summer camp are keeping cool — and focusing on coding their robots.

Marissa and Kason are using their iPad to train their computerized friend, inputting commands that will guide the robot in taking measurements, calculating angles and then using that information to successfully pick up three blocks, carry them a short distance, and drop them back to the surface.

The two students have some success with the robot picking up one block, but then run into some obstacles as the simulation unfolds. Their summer camp teacher, Kristen Robinson, comes over to help see if she can offer some insight and guidance.

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