Snowbotics youth workshop to encourage creativity, engineering technology

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV. 1, 2013

It may be cold outside but the temperature will be heating up indoors at Triton College during a soldering workshop for youth on Saturdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.

Snowbotics is an innovative, hands-on workshop open to youth ages 8 to 14 that allows them to learn about and experience the engineering technology field first-hand. Students will create their own soldering electronics project in Triton’s fabrication laboratory with guidance from Triton instructors Andrea Blaylock and Antigone Sharris and students of Triton’s Engineering Technology program as well as students from Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy’s Monty Pythons robotics team.

Sharris, chair of Triton’s Engineering Technology program, believes that by introducing youth to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in an engaging atmosphere, they are likely to develop a greater interest in their education as the means toward reaching their goals. “This workshop is to inspire the students to want to learn more, which ultimately leads them to a variety of opportunities, both in school and beyond,” she said.

The workshop will be available from 1 to 4:30 p.m. both days in Triton’s Industrial Careers Building (T-Building). The cost is $30 per youth, per workshop date. Spots are limited. Students will also be able to take their creations home!

For more information or to sign up, contact Antigone Sharris at (773) 580-8807 or e-mail asharris@triton.edu.

MEDIA:
To interview any of the students or instructors, contact Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer, at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3608, or e-mail aroberso@triton.edu.


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Media Contact
Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3608
aroberso@triton.edu