MSM Pipeline Program Students Get Hands-On With Robotics, S.T.E.A.M. Disciplines


Local elementary and middle school students were immersed this summer in the exciting world of S.T.E.A.M. and health professions—including robotics!

The Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) held its S.T.E.A.M. (or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Academy for grades 4-8 this June at Venetian Hills Elementary School.

One of MSM’s missions is to increase the number of individuals underrepresented in medicine, the health professions and the scientific workforce by providing pipeline programs that enhance educational opportunities in S.T.E.A.M. disciplines.

Program coordinator Stephanie Mathurin said the four-week Academy was designed to foster the love of S.T.E.A.M. while improving problem-solving skills and encouraging creativity. Hands-on activities included everything from making Neosporin from scratch to building robots and putting them through tasks using Lego Mindstorms EV3.

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