Students Advocating for STEM Education

(Pictured left to right: Jason Borgen, Olivia Chen, Congressman Panetta, Daniel Fernandez, Ben Hillard, Barbara Meister)

On April 2, the Santa Cruz COE and X Academy had the privilege of meeting with Congressman Jimmy Panetta in his Santa Cruz office to promote our county-wide robotics initiative and vision for a robotics educational pathway across the county. Students spoke of their experiences and shared what they are doing and learning in our robotics clubs. The meeting was student-led and scheduled by our very own student Daniel who coordinated the effort with Congressman Panetta. Special thanks to Barbara Meister, Faris Sabbah and Jason Borgen who helped the team prepare!

We are proud of our future leaders, and hope partnerships such as these will continue to grow and provide our students with equitable access to 21st century skills!