On Wednesday, Amazon donated $10,000 in STEAM resources and materials to Petersburg High School. The donation includes items likeOzobot robots, digital and physical chemistry sets, a robotic hand, and other resources to inspire students who want to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). These resources will help jumpstart the school’s new STEAM lab for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Amazon’s donation allows us to expand beyond the brick walls of the classroom,” said April Hawkins, principal at Petersburg High School. “Using the items Amazon donated, we’ll be able to give students access to tools that have real world applications and teach them to be critical thinkers.”
Following the announcement of the donation, students participated in a hands-on STEAM exercise along with associates from Amazon’s Petersburg fulfillment center. Together, they coded their Ozobot Bit Starter Kits to follow a unique path designed by the students.
Amazon’s donation will allow these students and thousands of others to continue practicing and expanding their STEAM knowledge, inspiring the next generation of innovators.
“At Amazon, technology and innovation fuel our business, and we recognize that the jobs of tomorrow require a stronger aptitude for STEAM skills,” said Mike Doniger, general manager of Amazon’s Petersburg fulfillment center. “With today’s event, we hope to provide the young people of Petersburg the tools and connections they need to build, imagine, and innovate in the STEAM field.”