ABOUT THE STATE ROBOTICS INITIATIVE
The objective of the State Robotics Initiative (SRI) is to provide a hands-on, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to every Indiana student through an economical, entry level robotics platform.
TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) is now moving into the third year of offering a robotics start-up grant, which provides everything needed to start a successful robotics program.
Robotics is a proven platform that engages diverse student populations in comprehensive STEM subject matter and has been proven to spur student interest in STEM college and career pathways. Because of its multifaceted nature, robotics has the potential to engage all students, regardless of their level of academic ability, in complex yet fun ways, encouraging them to use critical thinking skills to solve a given task. Robotics requires students to develop mechanical and electrical knowledge as well as an understanding of computer programming, teaching students how to design, prototype, and troubleshoot, all while working together as a team. We believe that robotics is one of the most valuable academic activities a school can provide students in order to prepare them for life.
Success of Sri
Prior to the State Robotics Initiative, Indiana had 72 elementary VEX IQ teams. We are proud to say that one year after launching the SRI, our state can boast an impressive 903 teams!
By the Numbers (2016-2018 impact)
Thanks to our generous donors, we are offering a robotics grant for 200 Middle and 100 more elementary schools for the 2018-19 school year.
Indiana Robotics College Scholarships
Click here to check out the different scholarships available for Indiana high school robotics students interested in attending college.