On Saturday, October 15, HOC was honored to have West Point cadets and faculty, as well as staff from the Army Research Lab present the 2016 West Point Mobile STEM Workshop to HOC youth. This year marked the second year in a row HOC participated in the workshop. HOC was also the only housing agency selected to participate this year.
Thirty middle school students spent the day building robots, learning to program their machines, and practicing team work. Through the workshop, youth were able to test their problem solving skills and develop technological solutions. The day ended with students' robots competing in friendly races and an award ceremony for participants.
Parents were also encouraged to attend a session highlighting other STEM opportunities and the important role STEM can play in developing youth.
This workshop is a continuation of HOC's efforts to ensure students have access to enriching programming.