Umatilla has a strong STEM strand that is geared around robotics. It starts at the elementary level with lego robotics in the after school program and progresses at the middle school level and into the high school level where our robotics team last year went to the national competition in St. Louis. We are equipped with several different levels of programming a robot for the competitions within the state and region. We have added other top notch technology components such as 3-D printers to expand our students experiences. This year our middle school robotic students have a partnership across the state with Intel scientists that they skype or email with to solve problems and learn more. Our partnership with treering.com also gives students on line experiences to learn skill certifications. Mr. Sun was again excited to see this sort of learning in action.