24 students from across the four RCSA campuses traveled to Tallahassee Feb. 13 to show off their STEM technology at STEM Day at the Capitol.
RCSA students brought along robots, 3D printers and a musical fruit demonstration to educate visitors inside the capitol building.
STEM Day at the Capitol is a collaboration between businesses, science centers and museums and select schools to demonstrate the importance of building a passion for STEM in children.
Research shows that 60 percent of future jobs will require STEM skills that only 20 percent of the current workforce possesses. Therefore, gaining support from legislators for STEM education is crucial in filling this skill gap.
At STEM Day, RCSA students could interact with demonstrations from other schools and several STEM and tech companies. They also met with multiple legislators and even enjoyed a personal tour of the Senate Chamber.
Senator Aaron Bean led the RCSA group inside the chamber, showing them the process of voting on a law. The day was interactive, informative and exciting for all students who attended.