Young students are learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a hands-on drone project hosted by Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College (MCC).
The CEENbot Drone course, which began earlier this month, allows students to use 3D-printed parts to construct a drone before flying it through an obstacle course.
The four-session, non-credit course will be offered through Feb. 26. Hosted through MCC’s Continuing Education department, the school’s non-credit robotics classes are designed for students K-12 and teach fundamentals in STEM.
Walker Arce, one of the robotics instructors at the school’s “Do Space” program, says teaching STEM topics at an early age can lead to academic success down the road.
“We can teach critical thinking and bring students an intro to robotics and introduce STEM in an easy and comfortable way,” says Arce. “A lot of kids are passionate about it and are excited to come back again and learn.”