The New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that it is providing more than $713,000 in funding for robotics programs in 77 schools across the state. The aim of these grants is to enhance and expand existing robotics programs, as well as introduce new programs in schools that do not currently have them.
The funding allocation varies for each school, ranging from $2,000 to almost $15,000, based on the specific needs and requirements of each institution. The grants will enable schools to acquire robotics kits and equipment, recruit and train teachers, and support student participation in various robotics competitions and events.
Robotics programs are becoming increasingly popular in educational institutions, as they foster a range of important skills among students. These programs encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity. By engaging in hands-on activities, learners develop a deep understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts.
The expansion of robotics programs in New Hampshire schools is expected to have a positive impact on student engagement, achievement, and career readiness. These programs provide students with valuable opportunities to apply their learning in real-world scenarios and prepare them for future careers in STEM-related industries.
The New Hampshire Department of Education is dedicated to providing all students with access to high-quality educational experiences. By investing in robotics programs, the department aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the increasingly technology-driven workforce.
– New Hampshire Department of Education (no URL)
– National Science Foundation (no URL)