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New Grant Program Offers Free Robotics Gear for Schools

UBTECH Education is looking to expose more students to robotics and engineering through a new competitive grant program targeted toward school districts.

UBTECH's UKIT

UBTECH Education wants to bring its UKIT solution to more classrooms across the United States. The company is launching an Early Innovator Grant program to help school systems gain access to free robotic kits, curriculum and professional development focused on bringing STEM education into the classroom.

The UKIT immerses students in hands-on learning by merging robotics construction with engineering, math, language arts and physical and life sciences. The solution is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Grant applications will be accepted through July 21 and UBTECH plans to announce the cohort of grantees in mid-August.

"Over the next generation, robots and automated machinery will become increasingly integrated into our daily lives," said Jamie Sachs, senior director of education at UBTECH. "Students shouldn't just know how to use the tools of the future — they should be building the tools of the future."

Applications are currently being accepted on UBTECH's website.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@1105media.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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