National Robotics Week provides opportunity to encourage interest in STEM subjects

Events mark the fifth year since Congress instituted NRW as the second week of April.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
May 01, 2014 - MMH Editorial

In addition to several other robotics suppliers, Yaskawa Motoman celebrated National Robotics Week by inviting student groups to take facility tours, speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities and interact with live robotics demonstrations.

Yaskawa Motoman hosted students from local schools and universities, including: Alter High School, Carroll High School, Franklin High School, Dayton Early College Academy, Edison Community College, Mother of Mercy, Sinclair Community College, The Ohio State University and Troy Christian.

In 2010 Congress instituted National Robotics Week, the second full week of April every year, to recognize robotics as a key technology for our nation’s economy and, more importantly, to foster interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines among students.

“National Robotics Week is one of the highlights of our year at Yaskawa Motoman. It is gratifying to see so many young minds get enthusiastic about robots,” shared Erik Nieves, Technology Director. “These students are further evidence that the greatest generation of robotics engineers and technicians is coming!”

Yaskawa Motoman wants to inspire students to become involved in STEM courses and pursue careers in robotics. Job opportunities in this field continue to grow as more companies implement automation to meet production demands.



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