Go Bots! Go Students!

With the new school year well under way, students on robotics teams across the state have been gearing up for an exciting and challenging season – designing, building, programming, budgeting and managing complex projects under deadline – all valuable skills for students interested in pursuing careers in Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM).

Designed to be competitive as well as collaborative, fun and mind-stretching, educational robotics involves more than 400,000 students globally who work on everything from software programming and computer-aided design (CAD) to safety training, machining, website creation, presentation skills, video production and more.

Robotics and engineering processes play an important role in modern farming, helping to improve everything from seeding and tracking crop growth to harvesting. Monsanto Hawaii is incredibly proud to support and encourage these amazing students.

FIRST Robotics teams across Hawaii are invited to apply for the Monsanto Fund’s annual FIRST Robotics Grant program. Eligible applicants include all FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL) and Junior FLL teams. If selected, teams could receive grants ranging from $300 to $6,000.

Applications must be submitted online by before midnight Central Time on September 15, 2016. More information is available at http://monsantofund.org/grants/first-robotics/. For the invitation code, email Stacie Sasagawa, Project Lead for Monsanto Hawaii.

Wishing everyone a great robotics season!