They aren’t even teenagers yet, but D’Iberville students are already being molded into the tech leaders of tomorrow.
Robots programmed to do a multitude of things including playing the piano, driving on a course and even solving a rubik’s cube in minutes are all part of an initiative to motivate young students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
At D’Iberville Elementary School, second and third graders showed off their programming skills this afternoon including Tenor, a third grader who tells News 25 he can’t wait to grow up and be an engineer. “It is really fun because I actually get to build code that sometimes I can do, but always have help.”
Harrison County School District Consultant Warren Nance said, “We’re trying to teach them programming skills early so when they get into high school they can be pretty good programmers.”
All sixteen K through 8 schools in the Harrison County School District are participating in this STEM initiative. Eventually the schools will participate in a district wide robotics competition.