Homestead Pennsylvania, the famous location of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, saw its major industry shut down with the shutdown of its steel mill 32 years ago. Scientists and technology experts in partnership with the community nonprofit ANEW have developed a robotics course to foster creativity, experimentation, and critical thinking among Homestead youth.
Across the river from Homestead, there has been no shortage of robotics-centered classrooms and job opportunities through Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and private corporations. The ANEW sponsored Homestead Robotics! courses seek to empower local students while building their knowledge of key robotics concepts, methods in science and research, and teamwork. Students will be encouraged to work together to come up with unique or innovative solutions to issues that they would like to address in their communities and beyond.
The ANEW sponsored Homestead Robotics! program is designed to serve a dual purpose for its students. First, to foster a love of learning through exploration, experimentation, and student-driven solutions. And second, to develop a sustainable community service with the aim of binging Homestead youth into the competitive robotics world. The aim is to form at least one Homestead robotics team this summer to compete in the FIRST LEGO League.
Diverse talents and pathways to learning are embraced in Homestead Robotics! courses. Designed to empower the students to become life long learners motivated to lead and apply their knowledge, curriculum in our robotics classroom will ensure each student fulfills their potential. In addition to the core robotics materials, students will engage in exciting and engaging reading materials and experts from their community and surrounding communities.
If you're a parent and live in Homestead, PA, please register your child or high school student.
Are you passionate about education? We are providing classes regardless of a family's financial status. Initial costs for our robotics equipment, computers, and other classroom supplies adds up to more than $8,000.00.
Please consider making a charitable donation through ANEW (eligible as a charitable contribution deduction) to support Homestead Robotics!