Middle school students from BFA and GEMS joined other Vermont students at Champlain College to participate in the sixth annual Reaching Out On Technology & Science (ROOTS).
The ROOTS program is sponsored by the Champlain College Division of Information Technology and Science. The focus of the event is to expose middle students to fields in Science & Technology and to encourage their curiosity and imagination.
ROOTS is an all-day immersive event where students can select and participated in a series of three workshops taught by faculty from Champlain College’s Divisions of Information Technology & Sciences (ITS) and Communication and Creative Media (CCM). Some of the choices included the following: Art with Code, Binary Challenge, Building Your First Website, Forensic Science, Game Design, Game Show Mathematics, Learning with Lightbot, Mobile Forensics, Programming with Scratch, and Tools for Digital Privacy.
This is the third year that FWSU middle school students have joined students from ten other middle schools in the Champlain Valley. STEM partnerships with Champlain College and University of Vermont have made our school programs stronger, as we continually try to inspire our students to envision themselves attending college, or exploring a career, in a STEM related field.