The Educational Initiatives Foundation helped Gymnasium No. 51 in Kryvyi Rih to secure grant funding and implement the idea of expanding the technical capabilities of their existing STEM center.
The idea was to enhance the center’s capacity in the field of robotics and provide students with the opportunity to build their own STEAM devices, such as measurement, scanning, and data logging instruments, “smart” greenhouses, and more.
The Educational Initiatives Foundation provided project expertise, including guidance on grant application submission and the selection of electronic module kits to ensure an optimal progression for students across different age groups, starting from simple tasks and gradually moving towards more advanced STEM projects.
The funding for the improvements was provided by the National Security and Defense Network “ANTS” as part of the competitive selection process for the Hackathon for Leadership in Local Innovations (HALLI), with support from the National Endowment for Democracy.
Now, the STEM center in Kryvyi Rih has the opportunity to involve students from technical universities in the educational process, conduct informational campaigns for educators in the city and throughout Ukraine to familiarize them with various STEAM equipment options in robotics. It can also create integrated educational projects, workshops, and excursions for students interested in electronics and robotics.