STEMGuyana has plan for tech-curious, motivated youth

By Karen Abrams

I have a good friend who lives in Guyana; his 11-year-old son recently sat his National Grade Six Assessment exam and this young man is special. I met him during our robot-building and programming camp during the summer of 2016. He was amazed and obsessed by the robots and begged to attend multiple camps, so we let him. While our trainers guided the young class through the fundamentals of robot building, he found the kit instructions, and by the end of day one had his table of peers build a robot, which was moving around the table and then the floor. He later discovered the remote control and with his innovation, creativity and thirst for knowledge, figured out how to control the robot with it. This feature wasn’t even part of the lesson plan.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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