Joel Barlow High School gets grants for science, robotics

February 6, 2018 GMT

Joel Barlow High School recently received thousands of dollars in grants that will help the robotics team and science classes.

The Easton Learning Foundation donated about $5,800 to purchase Chromebooks that will be used in science classes for the new Next Generation curriculum.

The foundation also donated $8,000 to the robotics team to purchase a router that will let the team cut metal panels to build the robots. The router will also be used in engineering classes, Barlow’s head of school Gina Pin said at the recent Region 9 Board of Education meeting where she announced the grants.

Members of the robotics team also raised money for the router. The foundation matched $2,000 for every $1,000 the team raised up to $8,000.

The Weller Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to the team to help buy the router.