College for Kids & Teens class attracts 24 young scientists

Through UWM’s College of Continuing Education’s College for Kids & Teens Program, 15 middle school students and nine high school students enjoyed Engineering Wonders in July, a two-week class co-taught by Chris Beimborn, UWM EnQuest coordinator and STEM outreach specialist and Sammie Omranian, computer science graduate student.

The class was made possible with the help of the following faculty members and students: Susan McRoy, professor, computer science; Isra Elsharef, graduate student, electrical engineering; Catelyn Scholl, undergraduate student, computer science; Rahim Reshadi, senior instrument specialist; Asadollah Khoddam, doctoral student, civil engineering; and Ali Khoddam, volunteer.

This year, the young scientists took part in activities involving flight, water distribution systems, robots, circuits, cybersecurity and structures. Pictured: Students get acquainted with an NAO robot.

College for Kids & Teens Program