Knox Middle School Receives $5,000 Robotics Grant
Knox Middle School of San Diego Unified School District has received a $5,000 Barona Education Grant to develop an "innovative robotics program."
grant program was created and administered by the Barona Band of
Mission Indians in rural eastern San Diego County. The goal of the
program is "to create strong educational opportunities for the children
of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter
School," according to a news release.
Knox Middle School, which
includes grades 6 through 8, plans to use the money to launch a
new robotics program designed to help students develop problem solving
skills and to promote interest in advanced technology, science and
"We believe it will inspire our students
to gain a love for robotics that will help them in high school, college
and beyond," said Heather Potter, principal of Knox Middle School, in a
prepared statement. "Now that they have the tools they need to compete
with other middle schools locally and across the state, it will expose
them to so much and help boost confidence and self-esteem."
Borona Education Grant was established in 2006 and has awarded more
than $2.9 million to 587 schools around the state of California.
Further information and applications for the Barona Education Grant can
be found on the Barona Band of Mission Indians' site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].