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DPSCD Celebrates National STEM Day

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Celebrated NATIONAL STEM Day today at the Michigan Tech event, powered by LIFT. 2,000 middle school students visited the Lexus Velodrome to explore centers on interactive learning for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professionals of tomorrow. DPSCD robotics teams displayed their talents associated with their roles, from coding, to navigating, or devising strategies to operate the robots, students shared their experiences and excitement as they prepare for this school year’s round of competitions. Robotics teams present included Burns, Cass Tech, Davison, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, East English Village Preparatory at Finney, F.L.I.C.S., King High School, Renaissance, and The School at Marygrove.

Liz Triden, Executive Director of Science and Social Students, DPSCD said, “This event helps students to realize their passions and their interests. We know that STEM is the jobs of tomorrow and we know that our students are leaders of today and tomorrow, so connecting them with hands on opportunities to learn about STEM to unlock their potential, unlock their passion, and cultivate the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and everything in between.”

When Dr. Vitti and the elected Board implemented the strategic plan, robotics returned to DPSCD, and they are showing the world how we are prepared to fill the opportunity gap.

Photo provided by Megan Morman