Global innovation has always been driven by creative leaders with strong connections to technology, engineering, and design. Early access to innovation is the first step in producing well-rounded individuals armed with creative tools and techniques that can help solve challenges faced by our community – and our world. Discovery World is our region’s foremost provider of public access to those tools and techniques, and we are making a difference by shaping our future workforce even as we entertain kids and families every day.
Our Education Team had a recent success story that is worthy of sharing about the efforts made by schools to seek out Discovery World automation education. During the 2015-2016 school year, we had a visit from students from Lena, WI, situated about three hours away from downtown Milwaukee. Unable to offer their students a similar experience at their school, the students and faculty left Lena at 6am and traveled to Discovery World to experience robotics in a new way. By all accounts, the students thoroughly enjoyed taking courses on Intro to Pneumatic Control and Applied Sensors in our Rockwell Automation Lab, led by our robotics educator.
Typically visited by schools closer to our doors, we are especially humbled by those who travel a further distance because they understand the value in STEM education and see our center as a worthy partner in providing that education. With that said, we want to give a big shout out to those students from Lena for coming to see us and also to Rockwell Automation for granting us the ability to provide exceptional robotics education to kids!
Pictured: Students learn automation and robotics in the Rockwell Automation Lab.