Six local schools have received funding to help students succeed in technology fields.
AT&T awarded a $24,000 grant to the NWA Fab Lab to help 48 students facing academic and economic challenges.
Those students will receive stem based education, including lessons on 3D printing, laser and vinyl cutting.
Eight Greenland High School students got the opportunity to visit the Fab Lab and build robots Wednesday.
“Often it crosses my mind like it’s a new world that we live in where technology is the number one thing back then when it used to be a new car or a new phone,” said Landon Hatch, Greenland High School.
Students who learn enough to teach robotics to a classmate will receive a certificate of achievement for being an AT&T Robotics Mentor.