Building STEM Skills Brick By Brick

. March 31, 2019.
The Greater Toledo Lego Club students and parents enter the FIRST Lego League Jr. competition with their water filtering model.
The Greater Toledo Lego Club students and parents enter the FIRST Lego League Jr. competition with their water filtering model.

Kym Robinson discovered the Lego League program when her son missed an opportunity to be involved in the popular robotics program at his school. By contacting the Lego company directly, Kym learned that she could create her own Lego-themed program for her son and his friends.

Soon after, the Greater Toledo Lego Club was born, a club dedicated to promoting engineering and technology careers for young people, ages 3-14, using Legos. The Club’s mission is to engage 1st through 8th graders in STEM related activities (such as academic competitions), and to provide career guidance resources.

Kym, an engineer herself, enjoys bringing STEM related programming to students who may not have access to technology related programs, often found at specialty schools. She believes it’s important to provide academically bright students with an outlet to interact with other gifted children while, also, showcasing talents that aren’t related to sports.

The Greater Toledo Lego Club has reached several impressive milestones including being awarded a Perseverance and Ingenuity Award at a local FIRST Lego League Jr. competition in 2018.

Currently the Club’s monthly classes/meetings are held on the Owens Community College campus and will soon be available via Owens’ curriculum guide. Robinson also plans to introduce the program citywide through Toledo Public Schools.

For more information about the Greater Toledo Lego Club visitfacebook.com/419legoclub