Omaha Students Get Familiar With STEM Invention Trailer

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Leaders of the Mid-America Boy Scouts Council have developed a unique approach in the hopes of generating interest in STEM education.

They bring new technologies to young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

The trailer, which debuted at Lothrop Elementary, is a portable invention lab for kids who participate in the after-school program promoting science, technology, engineering, and math – STEM.

“We’re trying to get the idea of ​​things based on STEM because it’s happening, of course, in schools across the country, but we want to make sure it’s happening in our program itself,” Thomas said. Hollingsworth, Scoutreach Program Coordinator.

Inside the trailer, kids can make wooden name tags, 3D print gadgets, and more.

“We’re trying to teach them how to do a few things when it comes to the 3D model, 3D printing, laser printing,” Hollingsworth said.

The goal is to help students gain hands-on technology experience and hopefully inspire them to envision a future in a STEM field.

“Love it, I’ve been doing it for nine years,” Hollingsworth said. “This is another step just to make sure they have a smile and later in life they can see me and say ‘Oh man, I remember making a nameplate and looking at it. ‘3D printing and it was just great to choose what I want to do or have some practical things,’ because we are planning to have more practical things as well. “

Program officials told 6 News that they plan to bring the trailer to more places across Omaha.

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