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Challenge promotes coding, road safety

The Town of Stouffville, in collaboration with Code Ninjas Stouffville, has launched the STEM Speed Challenge, an innovative project aimed at promoting coding and road safety in Stouffville.

The STEM Speed Challenge is a two-part project designed to engage students from different schools in STEM learning and coding through a fun and interactive competition. The project aligns with the Ontario curriculum’s emphasis on coding and computational thinking skills and aims to support the development of these skills in students from diverse backgrounds.

The first part of the challenge invites students to apply their STEM knowledge to build a mini-version of a speed detector. The second part takes it to the next level, where top students from the first part will collaborate to build a real-life functioning speed detector for our streets.

The Town of Stouffville and Code Ninjas Stouffville invite all local schools to participate in the STEM Speed Challenge this fall. The project will provide students with the opportunity to apply their STEM knowledge in a practical setting, promote teamwork and collaboration, and make a positive impact on our community.

“We are thrilled to launch this initiative that promotes STEM learning and also addresses road safety,” Ward 6 Councillor Sue Sherban said. “We believe that this project will offer several benefits, including practical STEM learning, teamwork, and social impact.”

“We are excited to engage in partnerships like this where education and learning are at the forefront of community building,” said Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt.

For more information about the STEM Speed Challenge, call 905-640-1900 ext. 2451.

 

Photo: Moe Dafer, owner of Code Ningjas in Stouffville, will help spearhead the STEM Speed Challenge, an innovative project aimed at promoting coding and road safety in Stouffville.

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