First Lady Donna Edwards visits STEM classrooms in St. Martinville

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STEM education is spreading throughout St. Martinville. 

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

It’s a course that Principal Sarah Allen says allows her students to think outside of the box.

Potentially we are creating our future engineers and students that will not be afraid to try new things,” says Allen. 

“We build robots and we have the more challenging robots, what we do with those robots is we can’t be with him,” says Allene Martin.

Allene, a fifth grader at St. Martinville primary goes to the STEM lab twice a week.

She thinks learning about robots will help her later in life.

She says, “I wanted to be a teacher but now that I know about robotics I want to be an engineer.”

Schools are doing amazing things with STEM.

Watching them make the little Lego robots, that was incredible,” says First Lady Donna Edwards.

She visited a STEM class today and even learned how the students build their robots.

She says, “It’s nice just to see the kids in the classroom learning, and the teachers engaged. The public schools need to be supported and it’s up to us to make sure that they are and to be a part of it.”

Principal Allen says that next year the stem education program will expand to the junior high level, the next year the high school level.

She thinks it’s great that her students now will get to continue with stem education.

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