In partnership with Whirlpool, students learn about computer science and design thinking

Whirlpool volunteer working with group of BHCSA students

At Benton Harbor Charter School Academy we are learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through our partnership with the Whirlpool Corporation. 

Most recently, Whirlpool volunteers brought the goITprogram to our school. All of our middle school students were part of learning the basic concepts of computer science and then moved on to design thinking. They first identified a problem. The problem that the students addressed are the many potholes around the city that are a hindrance to driving. In response, they created an app that locates potholes, so that people can avoid hitting them and creating damage to their cars.

It was an exciting experience for all students involved. 

Read the full article from the Herald Palladium HERE.