A team of students at Sequoyah High School are meeting on Saturdays to work with algebra 2 teacher Cynthia George, chemistry teacher Dakota Stephenson and retired engineer Alex Leus.
Students have been sacrificing time at work and rearranging their weekend schedules to learn some practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math to build and program LEGO EV3 robots. These robots are utilized in education up through graduate school. Students have built the robots from scratch and are programming the robots themselves.
The ultimate goal for this academic year is to be able to have the robots hold a pencil and draw the Fibonnaci sequence on paper on the floor. So far, the children have programmed the robots to guard George’s door.
In addition, Sequoyah High School has been selected as one of 200 high schools to offer a summer STEM camp through Texas Instruments. Monroe County Director of Schools Tim Blankenship, Sequoyah High School Principal Debi Tipton, mathematics instructor Cynthia George and the members of the STEM team at Sequoyah are working diligently to make this camp a reality.
“Exciting things are happening at Sequoyah and we are so very proud of our students for their eagerness and dedication to learning,” said Blankenship.