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Kinder Morgan grant helps Trine
serve 300-plus youth at camps
Lego Camps expose children
to basic robotics
ANGOLA, Ind. – A grant awarded to Trine University’s Community Education Program from Kinder Morgan Foundation made it possible for more than 300 regional youth to participate in Lego Camps in June, July and August.
Trine’s Community Education Program operates numerous low-cost educational programs, including Lego Robotics Kids Camps, for youth at its regional educational centers in Logansport, Avon, Schererville, Warsaw, Fort Wayne, Mishawaka, Angola and Sturgis, Mich. The robotics hands-on course exposes children to basic robotics via Lego Mindstorms.
“The program is a great way to cultivate an interest in technology and science for young students,” said David Wood, assistant vice president for academic resources and planning.
Kinder Morgan is an energy company based in Houston. “The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates,” the foundation’s website states.