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At Sisters Middle School, the after school SMILE Club students are building and flying quadcopters!  With the help of the ESD’s Educational Technology Coordinator, Steve Prull, teams of 3-4 students are building their own copter from a kit, and learning a bit about flight principles, physics, math, and engineering along the way.  What a fun way to learn about a new and exciting technology!

Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) is a precollege program at Oregon State University (OSU) supporting out-of-school time learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to improve student achievement and close the achievement gap for students from groups underrepresented in higher education in Oregon.

SMILE clubs and events engage students in STEM activities wherein the practices of art, design, and communication contribute to creative and innovative problem solving. At the Sisters Middle School this club is going to fly!