TPF4Y In The News


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June 24, 2019

Most Indiana teachers are required to renew their teaching license every five years, which entails accruing 90 hours of professional development during that time frame. TechPoint Foundation for Youth is there to help through its State Robotics Initiative Vice President of STEM Education George Giltner tells us more about the initiative.


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March 20, 2019

The modern classroom looks a lot different today than it did even five or 10 years ago. Through community-supported grants and state initiatives, the science, technology, engineering and math-centric curriculum is seemingly finding its way into every class — kindergarten through senior year.


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March 18, 2019

By now you've probably heard all the studies supporting the importance of STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Now, more than 1,500 schools across our state support robotics teams which helps teach STEM and allows kids to compete with others around the world.


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March 4, 2019

Thousands of students and their robots are getting ready for Indiana’s biggest STEM event of the year. The VEX Robotics State Championship is Saturday and you’re invited! George Giltner is with the Techpoint Foundation for Youth. Sidener Academy Red Hawks Robotics Team shows off its robots.


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February 11, 2019

An effort to grow the number of schools offering robotics programs is showing signs of success. The Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship is set to take place next month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth says the amount of robotics teams throughout the state is on the rise.


Bridge builder award recipients

Each year, the Bridge Builder Award is presented by TPF4Y during the annual TechPoint Mira Awards Gala to a person, program, or organization "that has transformed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for Indiana students who are typically underrepresented in those same industries."