March 3, 2017 – Robotics, drones, crafts, and food filled the multipurpose room at Franklin Elementary School for a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) event. Many smiling faces of students, family and friends were in attendance for the evening’s festivities, which included interactive arts and crafts, presentations, and several special guests.
The event was intended to create a fun, interactive learning environment for students focusing on STEM. Special guests included the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD), Bakersfield Fire Department, and students from Emerson Middle School.
The BPD delighted the guests by showcasing two unique members of their special task force – a mobile, remote-controlled robot and a high-flying drone, both of which were equipped with cameras and viewing goggles.
Robert Lopez, one of the organizers of the event and host for the evening, said this is the first official STEM event at Franklin, and he is hoping that there will be several more in the future.