Providing Middle School Students with the Digital Toolkit

Posted by Lindsay Rogers on

students get Hands-on experience 

Last week, the Western Michigan University Office of Information Technology in collaboration with the WMU University Libraries and Department of Geography participated in the 2019 MiCareerQuest Southwest. Eighth graders from the Kalamazoo and Calhoun county areas were provided with hands-on experiences where they learned about careers in technology. The goal of these activities was for students to explore their interests in an active, hands-on way while becoming aware of their potential skill-sets. The WMU sponsored booth had students partake by working with technology such as:

  • Created products through 3D printing applications.
  • Resolved computer issues by inspecting hardware components.
  • Competed in esports tournaments.
  • Interacted in a virtual reality environment.
  • Examined drones and mapping equipment.

For more information on Western Michigan University’s Office of Information Technology and WMU University Libraries services mentioned visit the Virtual Reality Lab, Makerspace at Waldo Library, 3D Printing, WMUEsports, and the Technology Help Desk.