By Meredith Kelly, MSW Intern
Congratulations Graduation Generation on being selected as one of six winners of the 2015 STEM Uncovered video competition! Sponsored by the Noyce Foundation and with support from the C. S. Mott Foundation, STEM Uncovered was a competition for kids learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics outside of school. The competition asked students to share how their afterschool or summer learning program inspires them to build, create, explore, and dream.
Graduation Generation created a video about their experience with Zero Robotics, a summer robotics and computer programming competition that allows middle-school students to work in teams to code and control Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). Each year the “mission” for the student changes and over the course of the summer, students get to learn how to program these SPHERES and code them to do things like take pictures of asteroids and upload them back to Earth. This year, the middle school students from Graduation Generation wrote the winning code for the state of Georgia and made it to the semi-finals of the national competition.