Madison Middle School counselor Lauren Divina shares the photos with news of a recent high-tech field trip:
We had another group of girls on an IGNITE field trip to Microsoft on Feb. 8, this time doing ROBOTICS (Learning with Robotics) conducted by Technically Learning and IGNITE. They were taught how to build and program a robot and again introduced them to professional women with fulfilling careers in STEM fields. Technically Learning is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that enables teachers to inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering and math.
We hope that activities like this allows students to realize that learning and school can be creative and fun.
Opportunities like this hopefully advances their science knowledge and that along with skills development, they may think more critically, make better life decisions through more informed choices, and work more creatively and collaboratively.
SIDE NOTE #1: Microsoft, by the way, was one of many companies represented at Madison’s recent Career Day (as was WSB!), where dozens of professionals came to the school to talk about what they do. It was a terrific morning, and we especially appreciated the chance to answer students’ insightful questions about West Seattle news and how we cover it.
SIDE NOTE #2: Madison’s evening open house/tour event for prospective families is coming up this Thursday, 6:30-8 pm.