We at New England Wire Technologies have long been supporters of education in our hometown of Lisbon, NH and our latest contribution is a donation of $2000 for the Robotics program at Lisbon Regional School.
Owen Clark, representing NEWT, commented “We consider STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) educational critical for students, whether in the elementary or secondary levels of school. Hopefully, we can provide support, which will challenge and engage our students in these areas of study, as well as introduce them to potential employment opportunities in the future.”
Lisbon Robotics Team Advisor, Mike McKeever, says the funds will be used to bolster the growing program. “This year we will utilize the donation from NEWT to support all three levels of the engineering and robotics programs. At the elementary level, we will be purchasing equipment that directly supports projects the students will use with robotics and programming challenges. The middle school and high school will benefit [from] additional tools to support the robotics team as well as helping offset expenses directly related to the robotics challenges students will be traveling to all over the state.”
LRS Principal, Sam Natti, believes that the contribution from NEWT will be felt beyond just STEAM education. “The support from New England Wire will allow us to continue to develop our Robotics program. The problem solving skills that students acquire when developing their skills in this program are felt across the curriculum. With Mike’s leadership, we hope to create partnerships with other schools in the area to expose more students to this and create new learning opportunities for all students.”
This article originally appeared in the Caledonian Record, September 2022.