Middle school students present projects as part of third annual Makers Fair, part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program
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Photos by Corinne McCurdy/CSUSB
Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Education was the site of the third annual Makers Fair, featuring projects such as robotics, coding, and 3D printing presented by middle school students from throughout the Inland Empire, as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program.
The fair, held on March 16 in the college’s atrium, featured demonstrations of the students’ work as part of what they had learned throughout their participation in the program. They were all participants in the Verizon Minority Male Makers Program.
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program exposes young male African-American and Latino students to technology, including coding and 3D printing, and provides valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and entrepreneurship skills.
CSUSB, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is one of the institutions around the country to offer the Verizon Innovation Learning Camp.
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