The New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that it will provide over $713,000 in funding for robotics programs in 77 schools across the state. The goal of these grants is to enhance and expand existing robotics programs, as well as introduce new programs in schools that currently do not have them.
The allocation of funds varies for each school, ranging from $2,000 to nearly $15,000, depending on the specific needs and requirements of each institution. The grants will allow schools to acquire robotic 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 promote critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity. Through hands-on activities, students 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, academic achievements, and preparedness for future careers. These programs provide students with valuable opportunities to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and prepare them for future careers in STEM-related industries.
The New Hampshire Department of Education is committed to providing all students with access to high-quality educational experiences. By investing in robotics programs, the department aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an increasingly technology-driven workforce.
– New Hampshire Department of Education (no URL)
– National Science Foundation (no URL)