At AEF, we want to ensure that this program never gets cut from the school budget. We NEED your help. For the last seven years, we have supported the growing FIRST Robotics programs now available in all schools. Whether you are passionate about innovation, engineering or engaging girls in STEM, PARTNER with us as we raise up future science and technology leaders. Give to our endowment – if we reach $750,000, we will be able to provide robotics to all future generations!
“Students become builders, engineers and problem solvers while learning programming skills and fostering creativity. They struggle through conflicts, deal with failure, learn about problems in the community, and then take part in a public exhibition. I have had students tell me it was the most significant experience in middle school, and many have gone on to engineering and other STEM programs because they realized their passion for the subject.”
“It’s not just about learning to engineer and program. There are so many life skills that go into this. We all get attached to our own ideas for the robot. When there are disagreements, we have learned to reflect and remember that we are working together for a common goal.”
The needs of the robotics program include:
- More material and parts to build and repair robots
- Travel and registration fees for tournaments
- Additional staff to support program growth