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Middle schoolers display coding skill projects at second annual Makers Fair at CSUSB

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Various projects made using 3-D printers, created by African-American and Latino middle school boys using their coding skills were on display at the second annual Makers Fair as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program at Cal State San Bernardino on March 10.

The event, held in the atrium of the university’s College of Education, featured demonstrations of the students’ work as part of what they had learned at the Verizon Learning Camp held on campus last summer.

The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program exposes young male African-American and Latino students to technology, including coding and 3-D 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.

About the Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon’s employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities.

For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit the Verizon website. For regular updates, follow the foundation on Facebook (search @VerizonFoundation) and Twitter at @VZFoundation.  

Various projects made using 3-D printers, created by African-American and Latino middle school boys using their coding skills were on display at the second annual Makers Fair as part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program. Photo: Peter Acosta/CSUSB


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