MCLEAN, Va., — Jan. 09, 2019 ― Trowbridge and Trowbridge, LLC, an enthusiastic supporter of children’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, is now sponsoring the Robotics For STEM organization in Ridgecrest, California. The Platinum Sponsorship will support Immanuel Christian School, Murray Middle School, and Burroughs High School teams.
Trowbridge President and CEO, Karen Trowbridge said, “The importance of inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists cannot be overstated. It’s our hope that this sponsorship will help motivate the students in Ridgecrest to change the nation and prepare for a career in STEM as they grow and advance their skills.” Robotics For STEM’s founding Director John Paul of New Directions Technologies, Inc. believes investing in the future of students before high school is invaluable.
The sponsorship helps support area teams in supplying materials and participating in competitions. Trowbridge continued, saying, “The machines these students invent and build, and their leadership and teamwork skills, are inspirational. We’re proud to encourage all children and young adults to explore and experience the wonder of science and technology.” Over the holidays, the middle school students programmed robots to perform fun tricks and play Christmas melodies for the season.
There are eight Ridgecrest teams comprised of over 50 students. The teams have competed and placed in many competitions since the organization’s inception in 2014. They are supported by a host of mentors from around the region, who volunteer their time and knowledge to this worthy cause. Trowbridge has previously sponsored STEM efforts in Northern Virginia with donations and support to the Children’s Science Center and the WashingtonExec STEM conference.
Robotics For STEM is a non-profit organization established to promote robotics and related technology in middle and high schools and provide fundamental concepts of robots and their use in everyday life. The organization offers occasional weekend classes in robotics and encourages students to pursue a proven career path in STEM fields. For more information, or to make a personal or corporate donation, please visit their website at www.roboticsforstem.com.
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