St. Charles, MO / Dec. 27, 2020 – Students at Super Hornets Robotics 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 $3000 grant to the Super Hornets to support their participation in the FIRST Robotics program.
“We are grateful for Bayer Fund’s continued support of STEM education and our robotics team in spite of the pandemic,” said Kwan Thai, mentor for Super Hornets Robotics.
Super Hornets Robotics will use this 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.
“The First Robotics program helps provide the necessary skills for young students to become STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) leaders,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “This program not only inspires innovation but provides life capabilities such as communication and self-confidence. Bayer Fund is proud to provide grants to student teams 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.
To learn more about Super Hornets Robotics visit http://superhornets.org/.
To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.
About Super Hornets Robotics
Super Hornets Robotics is a community team that encompasses St. Charles, St. Louis, and Warren counties and welcomes students 14 to 18 years old from public, private and home schools alike. New students, mentors, and sponsors are always welcome and appreciated.
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.