Middle schoolers learn about technology

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A couple students from an area college made a stop at an Eau Claire middle school Wednesday, showing off some cool robot projects.

Aspiring teachers from UW-Stout stopped at South Middle School to talk to kids in a Tech Ed class about the importance of fluid power and technology in our everyday lives.

To do so, the teachers in training made hydraulically working robots.

The eighth graders were able to work the with robots, offer suggestions about how they functioned, and comment on how they looked.

David Stricker, a professor at UW-Stout says, "it's a fantastic opportunity for them to see what's actually going on outside of school, and frankly to get a glimpse of what the next generation of teachers is like."

He say having the college students develop and present their projects is a great way for them to gain real life experience.

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