SPARKreatorice: Donation of 200 Robots to Schools in BiH

Author: Nikolina Zeljko | Category: Projects | Posted: 09.10.2017
Today, the Hello World association (SPARK school) has held a press conference on launching the SPARKreatorice project. Tomislav Kordić (SPARK), Andrea Čordaš (SPARK), Lana Džidić (NSoft) and Ivana Čuljak-Perić (American Corner) addressed at the press conference. The aim of the SPARKreatorice project is to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) among girls of elementary school age. Girls from the 1st to the 8th grade of elementary school have the right to participate in the project. This project will include 20 elementary schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Each school applies with at least 10 female students and mentors. They will participate in education and competitions throughout 2017/2018 school year. Every school will permanently get 10 educational robots, which means that the organizers will donate 200 robots - to be used by students to acquire knowledge in programming, electronics, and robotics. The two best female students from each school will participate in the national competition to be held in Mostar at the beginning of 2018/2019 school year. Applications for participation in the project are open from 9 to 18 October at noon via SPARK website. ----------- “This article was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State”.
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