On Thursday evening, April 23, fourth grade students Oliver Benson, Kennedy Wenger, Brody Lee, and fifth grade students Ella Fox, Blake Radtke, and Emma Steffes had the opportunity to attend UW-Platteville’s STEMposium at Ullsvik Hall on UWP’s campus. This public event is an annual exhibit of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects constructed by students in southwest Wisconsin PLTW high, middle, and elementary schools. Mineral Point Elementary was the only elementary representative to showcase their talents and learning through PLTW.

MPES students shared their knowledge on fourth grade Energy and Collisions, as well as fifth grade Robotics and Automation. Additionally, photos of kindergarten through third grade students participating in PLTW were on display. The biggest highlight of th event was the fifth grade robots and iPads. Public attendees and students from around the area were drawn to the excitement of MPES students as they maneuvered and shared how they constructed the robots using VEX IQ kits.

Mineral Point High School was also in attendance at this event. Students from Kyle Carey’s class that attended included William Carrington, Joey Gorgen, Austin Gough, David Kelm, Bobby King, Chris Ley, Jacob Wedig, Milo Wong, and Riley Workman.