On July 17-20, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, 50 rising sixth through outgoing tenth grade students visited Ball State campus for the Migrant Education STEM Technology Summit.
The summit is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Education Migrant Education Program and Ball State University Teachers College Educational Technology program. It brings together students and educators from across Indiana to explore how technology is changing the world around us and creating opportunities for future careers.
During this three-and-a-half-day event, students participated in activities and engaged with guest speakers and facilitators to construct different projects utilizing a variety of technologies. They also toured the Ball State campus to build connections between how their work can lead to educational opportunities and different career paths.
On the last day of the summit, students showcased their work in robotics and eSports competitions.
The Indiana Migrant Education Program is designed to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to do well in school, and to prepare such children to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment.
Watch the Robot Challenge Final: