About This Event:
The AfterSchool Network partnered with MIT and NASA to connect up to 15 out-of- school program providers and school districts with a fun and out-of- this world curriculum for middle school students in the summer of 2016. Zero Robotics is a computer programming competition for middle school students. Students learn how to control satellites aboard the International Space Station. Zero cost for the curriculum, training or technical support. Zero experience needed for staff or students. All participates needed was a team, a mentor and access to the internet. Finalists went head-to- head against teams from across the country, and astronauts referee the competition live from space! All students, mentors and parents traveled to Boise for a short graduation presentation, watch astronauts run their code on the international space station and a variety of STEM activities.
Event Outcomes and Data:
Direct Impact: STEM AC funds directly impacted 19 Mentors and 87 kids
Indirect Impact: Total numbers-33 mentors, and 118 kids to start (103 kids by end of program)
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