STEM workshop

Sixth-grade students from Portsmouth Elementary School participated in a special STEM Enrichment Workshop at Shawnee State University, in Portsmouth, on Friday, Sept. 30.

The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program was held in the Morris University Center at Shawnee State University and offered participating middle schoolers a full day of STEM activities, such as design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, and social entrepreneurship. The event was scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and included a tour of the Shawnee campus facilities.

“Our sixth-grade students had a great day at Shawnee State University learning about coding, robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality,” said Portsmouth Elementary Principal Beth Born. “These 21st-century skills will benefit our students in many ways. We appreciate Shawnee State and Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program for providing this experience for our students.”