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Columbus School Wins Amazon Grant To Expand Computer Science Programs

Apr 12, 2019

A Columbus high school is one of 100 schools nationwide to win the Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant.

KIPP Columbus High will get support launching a robotics team and $10,000 to expand access to computer science education.

“We also worked with schools and focused on schools that really have an appetite and an interest to provide computer science and robotics to their students,” says Allison Flicker of Amazon. “They know this is important, it’s something they’re working on and thinking about, and we wanted to be able to give them that boost.”

All the schools selected are Title 1 schools, comprised of mostly low-income students.

“The real focus for Amazon Future Engineer is to make sure more students have access to this type of education throughout their academic career to see if it’s something they like,” she says.

Amazon Future Engineer began in 2018 and targets several age groups in hopes of connecting kids to the fast-growing field of computer science.