LET’S GO is putting the T in STEM, as they expand their curriculum and offerings to include computer science. Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 marked the first ever High School ARDUINO program offered by LET’S GO at Paul Public Charter School. The new computer science program is led by, LET’S GO contractor and Board Member, Joe Damiba. He will be leading ten sessions that focus on the foundational concepts of circuity.
Joe introduced the students to ohms’ law and how to build an open circuit comprised of resistors and controlled switches. The ARDUINO program is an open source hardware, software, and content platform that offers an easily accessible framework for students to learn the basics of programming, electronics and animation.
This launch is echoed in Baltimore, where the ARDUINO program will be piloted in Govan’s Elementary School to nine fifth graders. We are so excited to be extending the outreach of our programs. The new addition of the ARDUINO program is sure to increase our capacity to expose students to different fields of STEM and support students in developing a STEM identity.