iRobot Corp. has announced the launch of a new education initiative called SPARK (Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge), which provides robot-related resources to help build STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula.
Through SPARK, educators, parents and registered members can gain access to a comprehensive library of educational resources, including:
- Robot-related tools, activities, events/camps and development platforms to help build STEM curricula and foster in students an appreciation and passion for STEM
- Inspirational stories that demonstrate how robots are already making a meaningful difference in the classroom and community
- Toys, games, crafts, projects and other cool stuff that incite creativity and encourage students to use their imagination
- Opportunities to sign up for live robot “Demo Days” where iRobot engineers will visit classrooms to showcase the latest innovations in robotic technology
iRobot employees have given robotics presentations to approximately 50 classrooms over the past year, and engineers recently visited an eighth grade class at Doherty Middle School in Andover, Mass. to demonstrate how the company’s robots can be used for STEM instruction and learning. Video of the robot Demo Day can be found here.
To learn more visit: http://spark.irobot.com