Youth peer mentors worked with youngsters building computers at the July Middle School Academy hosted by the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on Thursday at UAA.
The 54 Anchorage School District students participating in the two-week program at the university will work on team-based activities in science, technology, engineering and math. Thursday's computer build brought ASD Superintendent Ed Graff over for a visit to chat with students as they worked on the computers, which will be theirs to keep.
"We're excited to see these opportunities where students can find their passion," Graff said.
ANSEP hosts more than 100 local students at two 12-day Middle School Academies over the summer, where topics include bridge construction, alternative energy, and biological science.