Our own Director of Platform Development, Mr. Nguyen, and Mr. Knapp, of Epic Advisors, volunteered at State Road Elementary to help teach students about coding and help show them what a career in coding could look like.
In an era dominated by computers and technology, coding is a necessary skill for 21st century students to learn.
- problem solving
- and creativity
Over 340 million students in over 180 countries have participated in the Hour of Code for 2016. “The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science…” (www.hourofcode.us)
We have a mission to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in the local community. Earlier this year, Mr. DiMarco, an Engineer at L-Tron, visited State Road to teach fifth graders about engineering.