Amazon funds robotics grants for 100 schools
Imagine being able to inspire the next generation of computer scientists. The Amazon Future Engineer program aims to do just that, partnering with FIRST to provide robotics grants to 100 schools serving students from underrepresented and underserved communities in 21 states, across the U.S. The Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grants will provide support for schools to launch FIRST robotics teams, including teacher professional development to learn about robotics, an additional $10,000 from Amazon to expand access to computer science education in their school, and a tour of a local Amazon fulfillment center. Thousands of students will benefit from the program, beginning in the fall of 2019.