Photonics Inc. Teams Up with Roboworld to Promote Local STEM Program

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | Musings | photonics

In October, we teamed up with one of our clients in the industrial manufacturing industry, Roboworld, creator of Pendant Armor®, to donate $1000 to Ross Rambotics, FIRST Robotics Competition Team #3201. We presented the donation to the team in person on October 17th at Ross High School in Hamilton, OH. As partners, we felt Ross Rambotics was a worthy cause for our two companies to jointly support.

Ross Rambotics Team with their Donation

The mission of Ross High School’s Rambotics team is to inspire students to build a better future by promoting leadership and STEM skills throughout the Ross community and beyond. “We want to expand our influence, we want to expand our team, and we want to expand our equipment. Our goal is to give kids of all ages the opportunity to experience STEM,” says Kyle Jones, Ross High School science teacher and director of the Rambotics team.

Our client, Roboworld, partners with global robotic equipment manufacturers, integrators, and end-users alike to provide unparalleled levels of robot protection. “Donations that empower our youth are an investment in our collective futures. A strong, educated workforce will be a boon to our economy, our standings amongst other nations, and a source of pride for every American worker,” adds Chris Tur, CEO of Roboworld and Pendant Armor.

STEM Donation to Ross Rambotics

Tom Hutchinson, the Development Director here at Photonics, believes, “the STEM education helps introduce secondary students to programs that help build critical thinking skills, increase science literacy, and create the next generation of innovators, in a fun and interesting way. As marketers in the immensely growing industrial robotics and automation industries, we recognize the need for future generations to not only gain the knowledge necessary to fill predicted vacant job openings but also to develop critical thinking skills that will open up a world of new innovations within the robotics, engineering, and manufacturing industries. STEM programs support these needs.”