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UBTECH Expands Early Innovator Grant Program With UKIT Advanced Robotics Kits

UBTECH Education, a leading provider of standards-based STEM education robotics kits and curricula, announced that applications are now open for the 2020 cohort of schools in its Early Innovator grant program. With a goal to address inequities in STEM education by exposing more students to robotics and engineering, and to prepare students to thrive in the […]

UBTECH Education, a leading provider of standards-based STEM education robotics kits and curricula, announced that applications are now open for the 2020 cohort of schools in its Early Innovator grant program.

With a goal to address inequities in STEM education by exposing more students to robotics and engineering, and to prepare students to thrive in the careers of tomorrow, this new grant will provide recipients with free UKIT Advanced robotics kits, early access to curriculum, an advanced programming and AI development application called uCode, as well as free ongoing virtual professional development.

Early Innovator grant applications are open to educators in North America and are due March 20, 2020. Applications take about 15 minutes to complete, and can be submitted via the website here. Winners will be announced in April.

The 2020 cohort of Early Innovator grant recipients will be focused on the UKIT Advanced robotics kit, which provides an open-ended approach to robotics and STEM topics, and is appropriate for middle school and high school classrooms. UKIT Advanced introduces a sophisticated tool set designed to solve complex challenges, focused on key concepts for budding engineers, programmers, and future roboticists, including in-depth instruction on the mechanics, electronics, and programming behind high-tech robots. UKIT Advanced aims to inspire in students the creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills they need for success in college level courses and beyond.

The Early Innovator grant program was launched in 2019 with a focus on elementary and middle school classrooms aligned to UKIT Beginner and Intermediate kits. The initial cohort represented 17 schools and districts selected out of nearly 250 qualified submissions from geographically and demographically diverse school systems across the United States. For more information, read about it here.

 

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