Question: So why would a technology company go STEaMpunk?
Answer: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
There’s no arguing, today’s adolescents are proficient users of technology, but instead of just being consumers, what would it take to inspire them to imagine the next iPhone, design a spacecraft capable of reaching Mars, or build tomorrow’s self-driving school bus?
FIRST Robotics may be the missing link for many students that struggle to learn these important skills in a traditional classroom (and for those that excel). FIRST is the leading, not-for-profit STEM engagement program for kids worldwide.
Statistics tell the story…
"FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future."
renowned inventor, entrepreneur, and advocate.
Kinvergent is now a sponsor for Liverpool High School FIRST Robotics Artic Warriors 174 Team, who will compete in the FIRST STEAMWORKS Finger Lakes and Buckeye Regional competitions in March 2017. Founded in 1998, the program has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in STEM while building lifelong friendships and just plain having a blast during what is an intense build/competition season.
"I’ve personally seen the positive impact it’s had on my own children. My son, who is now a physics major in college and my daughter who would rather leave the math to her brother and dive into the building and problem solving instead. I can’t imagine a better way to invest in our kids’ future and I want to see it thrive and inspire for many years to come. Being in the technology business, it’s so important for us and for our country to set up our kids for success in a rapidly changing economy"
Kinvergent will be going STEaMpunk for the month of March to help raise awareness and money for STEM. A donation page has been set up here.Download the press release