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Robotics camp helps students cross the digital divide – Knight …

Robotics Camp 2013 – Short Film from Shamus Coneys Films on Vimeo.A year ago Knight Foundation announced plans to put laptops into the hands of young students in Charlotte, N.C., through Project LIFT, a public-private partnership that seeks to improve student achievement. Today, we see what can happen when students have access to technology: They can build a better mousetrap – or at least one made of LEGOs – while also building self-confidence.Knight partnered with Project LIFT (Leadership and Investment for Transformation) because we believe children without tech tools and access to the Internet cannot fully participate in the world around them. Knight’s grant moves them one step closer to crossing the digital divide.In a two-week robotics camp, the LIFT students in the accompanying video demonstrated that they’re taking a big leap over it. Continue reading

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Seegrid Awards Scholarship to High School Student at FIRST …

Members News Seegrid Awards Scholarship to High School Student at FIRST Robotics PittsburghMonday, March 19, 2012Pittsburgh, PA – Seegrid awarded Angelina Conti, high school student at Collegiate Academy in Erie, PA, an academic scholarship at the FIRST Robotics Pittsburgh competition. The competition was held at The Petersen Events Center March 8th-10th.“Seegrid is honored to award Conti with an academic scholarship. We were impressed with her passion for robotics, along with her extensive community involvement. We wish Conti the best as she prepares for a career in aerospace engineering,” stated David Noble, Seegrid’s Director of Sales and Marketing.FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that designs accessible, innovative programs which inspire young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, engineering, technology, and math while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.The FIRST competition is held over a three day period where high school students compete in a robotics tournament Continue reading

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