UXBRIDGE, MA, October 19th, 2018 –  Lampin Corporation, a 100% employee-owned machine shop in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, has provided funding for a total of six education grants this year. The grants, totaling $10,135, will be awarded to students and schools in the Blackstone Valley school district to support programs in engineering, science, robotics, and more.

“We’re very passionate about helping the next generation learn the scientific and technical skills they will need to succeed in a 21st-century world,” said Robin LeClaire, President of Lampin. “Manufacturing is an advanced industry. It’s vital that we continue to collaborate with local educational institutions to garner more student interest in pursuing STEM field careers by providing them with the opportunity to learn advanced engineering skills.”

The grants include several robotics courses, such as the “Ozobots on the Loose”, a $1,000 grant awarded to the Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School. Students will learn various levels of coding by working in collaborative teams to help programmable robots (Ozobots) achieve missions that increase in difficulty. Meanwhile, students at Northbridge High School will experience a mock mission to Mars at the McAuliffe Center, thanks to a $2,000 grant funded by Lampin Corporation.

Lampin provided funding for the grants as part of an initiative by the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to “leverage community support that enhances efforts to connect current learning with future career paths for students”. BVEF provides resources and development tools to schools and teachers that enable them to give students access to innovative educational opportunities focused on 21st-century skills. By connecting classrooms with local businesses in the community, like Lampin Co., they engage and assist with the development of our future workforce.

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