STEM Program Visits Asymmetrik
Howard County HiTech Tours our Office
Feb 02, 2017
Recently, Asymmetrik hosted 17 high school students from Howard County Library System’s HiTech program. HiTech is a STEM program for kids aged 11 to 18. The goal is to prepare the next generation of innovators and engineers for the careers of the 21st century. So, they provide education programs that include coding, 3D animation, nanotech, cyber security, green energy, and robotics.
Breakfast and a Tech Presentation
The day started bright and early at 9:30 am with breakfast tacos and a brief intro. After breakfast, Peter Grasso (an Asymmetriker and 2015 UMD College Park grad) gave an inspiring talk to our guests. Peter shared his own path to becoming a coder. He also gave a brief tech demo to show off how programming can be cool. After the demo, there was a lot of discussion and tons of great Q&A. You can view the Openvis Conf talk that inspired the demo here.
After the talk, they saw the office. We showed them the Super Mario themed game room, the snack filled kitchen, and our open dev spaces. Finally, we sent them off with tons of swag – T-shirts, snacks, stickers, and other stuff to keep them psyched about STEM.
Asymmetrik is Actively Promoting STEM
Asymmetrik is committed to STEM education in the DC/Baltimore community. We think it’s all of our jobs to prepare future engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and artists. We can’t wait to host students from UMBC’s Information Systems Security Association club on March 3rd. After that, we’re supporting UMCP’s Bitcamp Hackathon April 7-9.
Let us know if you’re looking for ways to help promote STEM. Because, we’d love to help!