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NEWS
National Robotics Week 2018 Taking Place In April
February 21, 2018

The ninth annual National Robotics Week takes place April 7-15, 2018 across all 50 states. Developed to inspire STEM education, National Robotics Week encourages everyone to take part in this week-long event. Events across the country include robotics competitions, expos, parties, meetups, workshops, classes, camps, and open houses to tours of companies and universities.

National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology. Events across the country include robotics competitions, expos, parties, meetups, workshops, classes, camps, and open houses or tours of companies and universities.

National Robotics Week, established by Congress and iRobot in 2010, is designed to raise awareness about the importance of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and how these subjects play a role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy. In 2017, there were more than 300 registered events nationwide.

“As the robotics industry grows, careers in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and data science are in-demand,” says Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. “As parents, teachers, mentors and business owners, it’s imperative that we help kids understand the value of a STEM education. National Robotics Week is about sparking interest and confidence in STEM-related fields. By hosting an event, you are helping to inspire the next generation of roboticists, scientists, engineers and mathematicians.”

The National Robotics Week website has helpful resources available for download for anyone interested in hosting an event. Resources include a template press release, National Robotics Week logo, 2018 trading cards, and an activity book for elementary school teachers, among other helpful items.

For more information about National Robotics Week, go to: www.nationalroboticsweek.org/.


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