Amazon hosted students and staff from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Camp, part of the Amazon Future Engineer program, which aims to provide computer science education and access to all students, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities. Woodrow Wilson Elementary is one of 100 schools throughout the U.S. and only school in Utah chosen to receive an Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant.
Fifteen fourth through sixth graders participated in the camp, which included a behind-the-scenes tour of Amazon’s 800,000 square foot robotics fulfillment center, a hands-on STEM activity and the opportunity to talk with Amazon leaders about careers in robotics.
"Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Camps give children a chance to get excited about computer science, see robotics in action and shows them how creative thinking is critical to Amazon Operations," said Mike Taylor, General Manager, Amazon. "We are proud to be a member of the Salt Lake City community and to support Woodrow Wilson Elementary School’s efforts to give students access to hands-on computer science activities."
All 100 schools selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Robotics grant will receive support from FIRST Robotics to launch a FIRST Lego League robotics club; a $10,000 Amazon Future Engineer grant to expand computer science education within their school; and a field trip to an Amazon Robotics fulfillment center.
"We are pleased for this excellent opportunity for our Wilson students to participate in this program and club that enhances their education in a fun and stimulating learning environment," said Benjamin Horsley, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Granite School District.
For our national press release announcing this program: click here.
For more information about Amazon Future Engineer: click here.
Schools, parents, and teachers can learn more about Amazon Future Engineer, and how to get their school involved at www.amazonfutureengineer.com.