Department participates in STEAM FEST in Fort Dodge

January 4, 2023

Computer Science Professor Myra Cohen and Postdoctoral Research Associate Breno Dantas Cruz spent a day this Fall at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge introducing K-12 students to Computing using Dash and Dot robots.  On Saturday, October 8th, over 200 students and families attended the STEAMfest, where STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.   Several area businesses and organizations came together to bring a fun and engaging day of hands-on STEM learning.  Attendees were able to spend an afternoon learning about pollinators, programming robots, meeting reptiles, and pedaling a bicycle to run a blender making smoothies among a few things. The event was sponsored by the Iowa STEM Advisory Council.