MindFuel to host geekStarter robotics program in Calgary this November

MindFuel will be hosting its geekStarter robotics program on November 23, with the goal of helping students and teachers expand their STEM skills and knowledge through several hands-on STEM-related workshops.

“We believe the geekStarter program is a catalyst for the future,” said MindFuel CEO Cassy Weber.

The Calgary-based organization aims to bring together some of the province’s brightest students and their teachers to solve real-world problems with STEM solutions. The educational and interactive seminar is expected to focus on practical coding tips from experts and MindFuel alumni.

The geekStarter program is funded through combined contributions from corporate supporters and government funding. MindFuel received a total of $306,000 from an anonymous donor, RBC Foundation, Edmonton Community Foundation, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation’s Calgary and Edmonton community boards, and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

“We’re very thankful to all of our partners and their contributions as we believe the geekStarter program is a catalyst for the future by driving innovation and entrepreneurship,” said MindFuel CEO Cassy Weber. “Such support is imperative for MindFuel to continue to help our future leaders develop their critical thinking skills and arm them with opportunities to solve real-world problems.”

RELATED: Calgary-based MindFuel receives $2 million in funding through CanCode

In July, MindFuel received a total of $2 million in funding from the federal government’s CanCode program to offer coding and digital skills training to over 124,000 students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

The organization runs other programs and initiatives as part of its mandate, including Wonderville, an online portal containing resources that allow students to dive deeper into STEM topics.

Image courtesy geekStarter

Denise Paglinawan

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