Educational tour live stream inside an Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre to inspire students to pursue STEM education
As part of the Amazon Future Engineer – a four-part, childhood-to-career program, Amazon has announced that they will conduct a first-of-its-kind, interactive, live stream on Twitch for teachers and students, taking them on an educational tour inside an Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre. The live stream, conducted in collaboration with the global nonprofit FIRST and hosted by Twitch influencer Deejay Knight, aims to inspire more students to learn about robotics and will feature state-of-the-art robotics technology that works behind the scenes at Amazon. Launched in November 2018, Amazon Future Engineer is a programme that aims to inspire and educate children from underprivileged communities about computer science.
“We know that today’s students are the innovators of tomorrow, and with Amazon Future Engineer, we will continue to provide opportunities that pique students’ curiosity and expand their educational horizons with fun, interactive and creative experiences,” said Dave Clark, Amazon SVP, Worldwide Operations.
On the tour, which will be live-streamed on 17 October at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT, students will get to see first-hand how the teams of associates and robotic technology work side by side to fulfil customer orders. They will be able to observe where the inventory items are stowed into the system, learn how robots bring storage pods to the associates to pick customer items, and see the trucks being loaded with thousands of customer orders.
“Participating in a robotics team prepares students to succeed in a variety of roles and fields, and the STEM career net is wide. Nearly every job, especially jobs of the future, requires some extent of STEM literacy,” said Don Bossi, President, FIRST.
If you are unable to watch the live stream on Thursday, 17 October, the full video will also be posted on the ‘About Amazon’ site later.
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