Terra Grant Brings Robotics Program to Syracuse Latin School
The Syracuse Latin School has been able to introduce a robotics program into its curriculum as a result of the 2016 Capacity Building Grant it received from Terra Science and Education. The Capacity Building Grant was awarded to four schools to aid in the improvement of their STEM curriculum.
Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, students have participated in the school’s first robotics program. During weekly enrichment periods students have expanded their robotics, design, construction, and programming skills.
Student mentors work to aid younger students in the design and construction of the robots, while working with enrichment leaders to examine the current uses for robots in our economy as well as potential uses in the future.
Syracuse Latin School’s robotics program is encouraging students to gain an interest in continuing their STEM education by providing real-world scenarios and careers in which they can apply the skills and knowledge they are developing building robots. Terra is proud to fund the work the Syracuse Latin School is undergoing to further STEM Education in Syracuse!
Terra Capacity Building Grant is for projects and materials that build long-term capacity at schools. Examples may include investments in technology, laboratory-building, or teaching materials. It may also include equipment for projects that can be used every year, such as a robotics or engineering club, classroom technology, etc.