Adventium Labs and Andamio Games Sponsor 3rd Annual Minneapolis Public Schools STEM Expo
Adventium and its division Andamio Games sponsored and exhibited at the 3rd Annual Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) STEM Expo held on February 12th, 2014. The Expo provided hands-on, interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities for middle school students to increase their awareness and interest in STEM-related career opportunities across Minnesota. MPS sixth graders and some seventh graders attended. Click here to see photos from the event on the MPS Facebook page.
The Adventium booth demonstrated a two-wheeled Lego NXT robot that was used in Navy research to help develop advanced control software. The robot was used to show that the things students are learning in school now have real-world applications. Students visiting the Adventium Labs / Andamio Games booth also competed to see who could build the tallest tower of cards and heard about Andamio Games' educational apps for mobile devices. Adventium shared space with the Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association (MASA) which brought an impressive assortment of model and high power rockets.
In addition to having some fun, our goal was to impress on these students that fun research jobs are available to people who complete, and excel at, a STEM based college degree.