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Monday, December 10, 2018
Technology

Amazon Donated $15,000 to Riverside STEM & Robotics programs

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Amazon surprised Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) students with $15,000 to support STEM and robotics programs at John W. North and Lincoln high schools. The donation allows for Lincoln High School to launch its own program and provides John W. North with funding to travel to competitions. Overall, this donation helps more students to take advantage of robotics programs and encourage students to pursue STEM education outside of the classroom. The celebration for the robotics students was big – the entire gymnasium was filled with spirited band members and cheerleaders and the large check was presented with a student-built robot.
 
“Amazon is always proud to give back to communities where our associates live and work,” said LGB6 General Manager Kristi Roach. “Our growing team in Riverside is honored to kick off this community partnership and we look forward to continuing to make a regional impact by supporting our students, who are our future leaders.
 
STEM students had the opportunity to play with robotics, virtual reality technology and get their hands on new equipment they can use in their classrooms for future projects. 
  
In true Amazon fashion, associates welcome John C. North and Lincoln High School students in the gymnasium with high fives for the big $15,000 STEM and robotics donation. 
 
A robot constructed John C. North High School students in the STEM and Robotics Club made its grand entrance to deliver the $15,000 donation check from Amazon.
Andrew Wheeler and Jamar Thymes, from Lincoln High School, scope out the new robotics materials provided by Amazon. 
Jonathan Xu and a fellow John C. North High School student in the STEM and Robotics Club show an Amazon associate what immersive virtual reality technology is all about.