WCS District STEM Coordinator Christine Mitchell uses the STEM Mobile Cart kits, purchased with Rotary grant funds, to work with 8th grade students at Speight Middle School. They are working collaboratively to build a working hydraulic arm. They will also design and build an end piece that will help them pick up different materials. They will test their designs and arms, redesign to make improvements, test again and compare results. The purpose of our Innovation Cart is to expose middle school students to hands-on, engaging STEM activities that allow them to build upon skills needed for the real world.