Pocatello, ID 11/21/19 – Students at School District 25 have received grant funding for their robotics team as they work to enhance their skills in science and engineering. Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, recently awarded a one-time $3,000 grant to Haywire 1569 to support their participation in the FIRST Robotics program.
Haywire 1569 will use support from their Bayer Fund grant to participate in FIRST Robotics educational programs and competitions. FIRST enables teams of students to compete with others in building, designing and programming their own robots to perform preassigned tasks, giving students a chance to get involved with real-world engineering.
“Students who participate in FIRST Robotics programming learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and become experienced problem solvers,” said Michelle Insco, Senior Manager, Community Engagement. “Bayer Fund prioritizes the investment in hands-on learning experiences for students like those in Haywire Robotics to encourage their development into future scientists, engineers, and computer programmers.”
Bayer Fund’s sponsorship of FIRST Robotics teams continues the nonprofit’s intentional support of programs that improve STEM education. Over the past five years, Bayer Fund has contributed over $40 million to STEM outreach efforts.
About Haywire Robotics
Haywire Robotics, Team 1569, strives to accomplish FIRST®'s mission in inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders while fostering well-rounded individuals with self-confidence, communication and leadership skills. An important factor with our team is that we allow all students the opportunity to generate ideas, make decisions, and actively involve themselves in team projects. Winning for our team has little to do with awards and medals and more do with the advancement of students into successful people. Haywire Robotics Team 1569 was started for the 2005 season as one of the first two FIRST® Robotics' teams in Idaho.
About Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.