EZ-Robot announces STEM education tools for youth
by CM Staff
EZ-Robot reportedly provides hands-on learning using real-world scenarios and challenges students to use algorithmic and evaluative thinking.
CALGARY — According to EZ-Robot, with the rapid implementation of machine learning, A.I. and automation, it’s more important than ever for students to learn about robotics and technology.
EZ-Robot is addressing this transformation, providing educators with valuable tools to elevate STEM and STEAM education and increasing A.I. literacy among students.
“The robotics and A.I. industries are advancing at a pace that far exceeds the number of students graduating from our schools with these literacies,” says EZ-Robot CEO Dennis Kambeitz, “robotics and A.I. are more than silo industries. These technologies are being integrated within all industries. For this reason, it’s important that all students gain literacy in these two technologies, not just those who are engineering-minded.”
The robotics and A.I. industries are expected to grow significantly over the coming years. Market Research Future (MRFR) predicts the global Robotics Market will reach USD 214.68 billion in 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8%.
Despite this paradigm shift in the workplace, schools are struggling to engage students in these subjects. The average enrollment in robotics in high schools is less than 3% for boys and 0.3% for girls.
“Imagine,” said Kambeitz, “we’re in the midst of the largest workforce transition in history, and in an average high school with 2,000 students, only 33 are receiving this education, while 1,967 aren’t learning anything about these technologies that will transform all aspects of society. It’s an alarming statistic that inspires us to reach more youth each day.”
Kambeitz has taught and demonstrated robotics to more than 20,000 students in classrooms around the world, and schools that implement his strategies for teaching robotics and computer science will see enrollment increase by up to ten-fold, with girls’ engagement increasing dramatically more.
“EZ-Robot solves the gender gap in STEM education,” said Kambeitz, “the way we teach robotics engages a broad range of students, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic background or academic ability.”
Among middle school and junior high students, the impact is even higher, with 90 percent indicating they would like to learn robotics with EZ-Robot.
EZ-Robot reportedly provides hands-on learning using real-world scenarios and challenges students to use algorithmic and evaluative thinking. Their interactive approach to STEM and STEAM education fosters a highly engaging learning environment which challenges students’ problem-solving skills and pushes their cognitive abilities.
The hope is that with these skills, students will pursue careers in advanced manufacturing and alleviate a labour shortage in the industrial trades.