The Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Collaborate to Support Competitive Robotics

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) and the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub have joined forces to promote equitable access to quality STEM experiences for students in the region. In their latest collaboration, the organizations are sponsoring competitive robotics by providing much-needed grant funds to robotics teams in Oregon and Washington.

Many robotics programs in the Gorge are run by dedicated parents, community members, and educators who generously volunteer their time and often cover expenses related to team competitions. To provide additional support, the GTA and STEM Hub are inviting coaches to apply for mini-grants to help cover team-related expenses.

These expenses can include registration fees, material costs, and team travel. By offering these grants, the organizations aim to alleviate some of the financial burden and ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in competitive robotics.

Coaches can submit applications for the mini-grants on an ongoing basis, as long as funds are available. The applications will be carefully reviewed by the STEM Hub’s grant committee, which will consider the impact the grant would have on the team and its ability to participate in robotics competitions.

The grant funds were generously donated by members of the GTA and specifically designated for robotics programs. This valuable financial support will allow more teams to participate in competitions and provide students with hands-on learning experiences in robotics and STEM fields.

The collaboration between the GTA and the STEM Hub highlights the commitment to fostering STEM education and ensuring that it is accessible to all students in the Columbia Gorge region. By providing financial assistance, the organizations hope to inspire and engage more students in the exciting world of robotics.

– Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA)
– Columbia Gorge STEM Hub.