Winter STEM Launch includes popular programming tool ‘MaKey MaKey’

Winter STEM Launch includes popular programming tool ‘MaKey MaKey’

The Winter STEM Launch event at Truman College was a dynamic collaboration between Chicago Public Schools, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Truman College. This was the third STEM Launch event and it was led by Professor Mike Davis.

The event was a huge success and it reached the anticipated attendance capacity of 50 high school students. Throughout the event, students participated in hands-on STEM enrichment activities that used the MaKey MaKey invention kit (see video below). The popular MIT educational technology tool was used in conjunction with the SCRATCH program language. These tools enabled students to build and program video games, musical instruments and turn everyday objects into electronic controllers.

Overall, the event sparked the curiosity of everyone in attendance and exposed students to the fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering.

Room of coders Mike teaching Coding pods

Daniel Olsen, STEM Program Manager at Lumity, attended the event and contributed to this post. Photos are courtesy of Daniel.

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