Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
    Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Collaborate to Sponsor Competitive Robotics

    The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) and the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub have joined forces to support competitive robotics teams in Oregon and Washington. As part of their shared mission to provide equal access to quality STEM experiences for all students, the organizations are offering grant funds to help cover the essential expenses of participating in robotics competitions.

    Many robotics programs in the Gorge region rely on the dedication and commitment of parents, community members, and educators who volunteer their time as coaches. These individuals often bear the financial burden of supporting their teams, including registration fees, material costs, and travel expenses.

    To alleviate some of these financial challenges, coaches are now encouraged to apply for mini-grants to help cover team-related expenses. The grants, which will be awarded on an ongoing basis depending on available funds, will be reviewed by the STEM Hub’s grant committee.

    The grant funds have been generously donated by members of the GTA and are specifically designated to support robotics programs. By providing financial assistance, the GTA and STEM Hub aim to ensure that all students in the region have the opportunity to participate in competitive robotics, regardless of their financial circumstances.

    This collaboration between the GTA and STEM Hub highlights the importance of community support and engagement in fostering STEM education. By investing in robotics programs, these organizations are not only empowering students with hands-on learning experiences but also helping to nurture their passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Furthermore, this initiative demonstrates the commitment of the GTA and STEM Hub to creating a more equitable and inclusive STEM landscape in the Gorge region. By providing financial resources to robotics teams, they are removing financial barriers that may have prevented students from participating in these enriching activities.

    Ultimately, the partnership between the GTA and STEM Hub signifies a collective effort to promote STEM education and inspire the next generation of innovators in the Gorge region.

    – Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA): An organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the technology industry in the Columbia River Gorge region.
    – Columbia Gorge STEM Hub: A regional collaboration focused on advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Gorge region.

    – The Gorge Technology Alliance
    – Columbia Gorge STEM Hub