The Altus Lions Club met recently at the Western Oklahoma State College. The guest speaker was Eyo Effiong, president and CEO of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM program for children.
Effiong gave a PowerPoint presentation, shared the benefits of STEM with the club and highlighted some of the opportunities it gives to students.
The next STEM workshop is May 21 at Grace Day Care, 620 S. Park Lane in Altus.
The workshop will focus on robotics-based engineering and computer science concepts for elementary and middle school students in grades 1-8. Students have challenging projects, such as building robots using hands-on computer-integrated materials and components. These projects engage and energize the minds of the students, according to Effiong.
They learn computer science and engineering concepts in a safe environment, while playing with LEGO computer integrated elements.
“The STEM Achievement Foundation’s mission is ‘to nurture, develop and empower the youth through a STEM-focused education,’ ” Effiong said.
Tuition is $25 by cash or check at the event for a 75-minute session and scholarships are available.
A portion of the proceeds from the Robotics and Engineering Workshops will be donated to Grace Day Care, Effiong said.
Call 582-291-3810 to register.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext.2077.