My name is Mike Luke and I am one of the members on Columbia Intermediate's Innovative team. I service 5th and 6th graders in the area of STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education. In 2017 the leadership of this building decide to jump head first into embracing the idea of STEAM and begin to offer programs that support it. We have been digging up money and resources to build the new programs in our classes to the best of our abilities. The fantastic opportunity to test FESTO's bionics would mean having immediate materials on hand for our students and increase the visibility and desire of our program to our students and the Kings community. Also, it would just be good teaching for good teaching sake!!! Please consider Columbia's new STEAM program in your selections. Thank you!