Wismar, Guyana: March 27th, 2018 – STEMGuyana Master Trainers continued work on day two of the 4 day long IT education outreach program in Linden, sponsored by Office of The First Lady Of Guyana and STEMGuyana.
First Lady, Hon. Sandra Granger opened day one’s activities where the young team of 30 students learned how robots worked and then proceeded to build and program them.
Day 2, the students moved on to learning fundamental coding skills using MIT Scratch programming. The STEMGuyana team, which included Director Colin Sawh and Master Trainers Horace Moseley and Aisha Peters, report that the students learned quickly and were soon exploring the features of the Scratch program on their own.
Students who completed the program were then registered into the national STEMGuyana League competition in robotics and Scratch coding. With their entry, Region 10 is now represented and joins Regions 4, 3 and 7 in participating in the inaugural pilot league.
The first challenge for the competition has already been issued, however the due date for the first challenge response has been pushed back to April 6, to accommodate new teams and the Easter Holidays.
League action will include 6 challenges in the competition, at which time the national champion will be declared. All participating students will be able to redeem their points for fun prizes and the winning team members and coach will receive laptop computers. For more information, check out http://guyana.k12youthcode.com
STEMGuyana-GTT League Action, Round 1, Challenge 1
“Recently you may have seen waves crashing over the sea wall more violently, or it may have rained harder and more often than usual. This is because of climate change. Climate change is defined as a change in typical global weather patterns over a long period of time. This week your challenge is to identify an issue climate change creates (i.e. rising sea levels, droughts, hurricanes, etc.) and create an animation [using MIT Scratch] that shows the effect of your chosen issue. Propose a solution to that problem. Video must be one minute or less.”