iRobot STEM Initiatives
iRobot is committed to building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the United States. Our multi-faceted outreach program is a resource for students, parents and educators to share in our excitement for the robotics industry and get an inside look at what we do here.
In addition to classroom visits and other events, iRobot provides tours of our Cool Stuff Museum, mentoring, career introduction and college internships, all geared toward connecting students to the opportunities provided by a STEM education and occupation.
To fully immerse students in STEM and robotics, iRobot has introduced the iRobot Create®2 Programmable Robot. Create 2 is an affordable, ready to go, mobile robot platform for educators, students and developers. Used to grasp the fundamentals of robotics, computer science and engineering, it lets the user program behaviors, sounds and movements as well as build onto the robot itself.
On a broader scale, iRobot is the founder and lead organizer for National Robotics Week. Established by Congressional resolution in 2009, Robotics Week is held the second week of April each year. Now in its ninth year, National Robotics Week boasts over 300 events occurring across all 50 of the United States.
iRobot, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. With two decades of leadership in the robot industry, iRobot remains committed to not only building robots that improve the quality of life worldwide, but building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the United States.
iRobot - Inspiring the next Engineers & Scientists.
Name: Lisa A. Freed