Alexandria, VA – You might’ve heard about National Landing and how Amazon’s campus will impact the region. Well, Amazon recently made another move in Northern Virginia when it donated robotics equipment and $10,000 apiece to six elementary schools in Alexandria.
The six schools to receive the grants were Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology, Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School, William Ramsay Elementary School, John Adams Elementary School, Patrick Henry K-8 School and Jefferson-Houston IB School.
“In ACPS we are establishing opportunities that inspire students to pursue science and high-tech courses that create a pipeline to get talented students into the workforce,” Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings said in a statement. “It is through exciting partnerships like these and others we hope to announce soon that we will be able to establish Northern Virginia as a hub for high-tech skills in the future.”
The grants were announced on Wednesday, April 10, at Cora Kelly, and include $10,000 from Amazon to expand access to computer science education.
“These students are the innovators of the future, and we feel confident that this hands on experience provided by Amazon Future Engineer will stick with them throughout their academic career,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Consumer Worldwide for Amazon.