In partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), Mercer County 4-H hosted a Robotics event on Saturday, April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day. The event invited over 30 students to participate, many of whom were students with special needs. The students built, wired, and controlled space rovers throughout the day with direction from BMS volunteers, 4-H volunteers, and parents. Lunch followed the event, where students got the chance to interact with industry scientists from BMS.
As everyone worked on the rovers, tested them, and performed troubleshooting, it was evident that the participants and parents enjoyed the event. This experience for the youth helped to highlight the message that STEM is inclusive and is for everyone!