New STEM program brings hands-on projects to Kosciusko County

STEM program students play with Sphero Bolt robots. (Photo: Tamara Boggs/STEM Program Assistant)

A new STEM program in Kosciusko County is bringing hands-on projects to youths both inside and outside of the 4-H program.

Destination Discovery is bringing the STEM programs into classrooms and youth organizations giving young people of all ages the opportunity to learn and experience more about computer science, electricity, plant and animal science.

The program was possible with a generous grant from the Kosciusko REMC Operation Roundup Fund, a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc. The Kosciusko County 4-H Council was able to purchase a classroom set of Sphero Bolt robots for use in the computer science unit.

The Sphero Bolt robots are being used in activities with youth in youth organizations,
classrooms, and 4-H clubs to inspire students in computer science and build leadership skills. Sphero robots teach participants coding and unlock the invertor just waiting to come out; all the while youth are playing and having fun.