Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and the AIM Institute will host the Halloween-themed tech event SpookTechular this Saturday at the AIM Brain Exchange. Kids and families will get to experience a variety of fun, tech-related activities like playing with the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift and piloting drones. The event runs from 9 am to 1 pm and is free and open to the public.

Kenzie Pavlik of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska said the event aligns with BCBS-NE’s core values. 

“Blue Cross is always looking for opportunities to get involved with the community that we serve,” Pavlik said.

Dana Siek, Systems Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, added that STEM skills are vital to the company. Blue Cross is therefore committed to promoting access to technology experiences for youth. The company has partnered with AIM in the past to ensure such access.

Events like SpookTechular help spark an early curiosity toward tech and STEM. AIM has found that if kids fail to develop an interest in technology by middle school, they probably will never develop that interest.  

Here is a list of activities youth will have the opportunity to enjoy at SpookTechular:

  • Experience Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift 
  • Program Dash the Robot to go trick-or-treating
  • Make your own LED pumpkin light
  • Build a pumpkin spice marshmallow structure
  • Create a flying Ghost Rocket (weather-permitting)
  • Create an animated pumpkin using Javascript
  • Fly a Drone Spider

AIM hopes to see you at SpookTechular tomorrow. Make sure to register now!