JPMorgan Chase donates $64,000 for ULM sponsored high school robotics program

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JP Morgan Chase donated $64,000 for ULM to sponsor a high school robotics program to help young high schoolers pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career.

The Chase High School Robotics Program exposes local 9th and 10th grade high school students to the knowledge, concepts and skills they will need to understand intelligent information-based technology of the future. Dr. Lynn Clark, Director of DREAM, developed the program alongside faculty from the College of Arts, Education and Sciences and partner Red Stick Robotics.

“The primary goal of the program is to increase the number of students who have the access, aptitude and interest to pursue STEM careers in Northeast Louisiana,” Clark said. “The Chase Foundation has provided critical start-up funds that will literally put a robot in the hands of every student in participating schools.”

The program will be piloted by certain high schools in Monroe City Schools, Ouachita Parish Schools and East Carroll Parish Schools.