U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) toured Smyrna Middle School Tuesday and visited STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and math) to see students working on robotics projects.

Science and engineering projects by Smyrna Middle School students received attention from a national leader Tuesday.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) toured the school and visited STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and math) to see students working on robotics projects.

One of the projects is for the "Go Baby Go" program in which students modify a child-sized toy car that could be used by a student who has a physical disability.

"The Go Baby Go program at Smyrna Middle School teaches STEM skills using hands-on learning,” said Sen. Carper. “It’s inspiring to see teachers engaging students in new and creative ways, like they are in Smyrna."

For more details about the "Go Baby Go" program, opportunities to volunteer, ways to donate, and an application for one of the cars for a child in need, see the website:

http://sms.smyrna.k12.de.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=341154&type=d

The Smyrna Middle School STEM program recently received a $5,000 grant from PPG Industries, which has a factory near Cheswold. The grant is to be used to buy materials students need to build robotics projects.