Students ignite a passion for science at Price Middle

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IGNITE participants meet to prepare for an exciting day of science and technology.

The IBM Corporation and  Price Middle School have cultivated a rewarding partnership over the past six years. Through the partnership, IBM employees offer various opportunities for Price students to explore science and technology.

IBM employees recently held an IGNITE  (Igniting Interest in Technology and Engineering) technology academy for seventh and eighth grade boys at Price.

This year, sixteen young men were invited to participate in the IGNITE Technology Academy. During the workshop students learned how to program robots, create marble launchers, debug computer programs and re-build computers.

Last year, participants traveled to the Highlands IBM building and performed engineering tasks alongside engineers in various departments.
Last year, participants traveled to the Highlands IBM building and performed engineering tasks alongside engineers in various departments.

IBM believes the program will help to mold future engineers and scientists who can problem solve and think analytically. Throughout the academy the participants are exposed to many STEM standards. Additionally, the academy also focuses on college and career readiness, a component of the district’s Common Core Standards.

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