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Wrap-up of West High’s Summer Trip to Kenya

Kenyan students work with STEM activities

Seven members of West High’s “Combustible Lemons” student engineering team traveled to Kenya this summer to teach robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for two weeks. The team members taught between 700-1000 Kenyan youth, working on projects such as building and programming NXT LEGO robots and constructing solar panels that power a motor. Coach Greg Smith said, “It was exciting to see the Kenyan students learn about STEM, many of them for the first time. We were able to offer a hands-on activity to help them apply what they had learned.” Besides teaching, students also experienced Kenyan culture by visiting several open air markets to purchase gifts, and by going on a safari at a Kenyan national park. Please enjoy a photo and video slideshow that West High made to document the trip!