Saint Frances Cabrini School (SFC) partnered with UBTECH, a robotics manufacturing company, to enable students to build 50 JIMU robots for a segment of “Good Morning America” that aired on November 28.
Students in grades 5-8 worked in teams to help build the JIMU Robots, and in exchange, UBTECH donated the robots to Saint Frances Cabrini for instructional use in the classrooms. The robots consist of an interactive robotic building-block system that lets kids build, program and share their robot creations.
This was an amazing opportunity to reinforce the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning efforts already used in the classroom, especially since JIMU Robots are designed specifically to meet the needs of STEM curriculum.
The program was offered to Saint Frances Cabrini through the efforts of Rachelle Avila, a 2007 SFC graduate, now working for the Public Relations firm, the Loughlin/Michaels Group. The students had a great time building the robots with step-by-step 360° animated instructions. The SFC staff looks forward to future class time adventures with their new JIMU Robots.