At Fillmore Elementary School in Stockton, California, students engineer the future with robotics. They are working with remote controlled robots, creating games and working together

Students Engineer the Future with Robotics“At first I didn’t really know anything about engineering, but then I joined in this and started learning more about it,” said 13-year-old Fillmore Elementary student Jasmine Diaz. “Now I’m thinking about joining an engineering program in the future.”

Stockton Unified director of career and technical education Ward Andrus loves to hear statements like that.

“I want these kids to be (STEM) graduates, go to San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific … and come home with this (knowledge),” Andrus said. “My hope is to have 300-400 STEM graduates each year.”

At SUSD, the Project Lead the Way program focuses primarily on STEM subjects for all grade levels. It is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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