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Jan. 26

Jan. 26, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC at Do Space course to introduce STEM to young minds utilizing robotic drones

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Young students will get the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and math in a hands-on way when MCC hosts the CEENbot Drone course beginning Feb. 5 on the second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets. Students will utilize 3-D printed parts to construct a robotic drone before flying it through an obstacle course.

 

The four-session noncredit course will be offered on Sundays, Feb. 5 through Feb. 26. Registrants can choose between two different times; 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Offered through MCC’s Continuing Education department, noncredit robotics classes are designed for students K-12 and teach fundamentals in STEM. Walker Arce, one of the robotics instructors at Do Space, believes teaching STEM topics at an early age can lead to academic success down the road.

 

“We can teach critical thinking and bring students an intro to robotics and introduce STEM in an easy and comfortable way,” says Arce. “A lot of kids are passionate about it and are excited to come back again and learn.”

 

To register or for more information, call 531-MCC-2620 or visit mccneb.edu/ce.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.