The NWA Fab Lab has been awarded a grant of more than $24,000 from the AT&T foundation.
The Fab Lab is a community resource that gives kids access to tools and resources for education, innovation and invention.
It uses technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make almost anything.
With this grant, dozens of ninth and tenth graders will be able to learn how to build a functioning robot to benefit their school.
“They get to be a part of what’s happening now, starting today,” said Steve Clark, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “They literally, as that robotics mentor are at the cutting edge of what the world is doing today not tomorrow, not what it did five years ago, and it isn’t being done anywhere else in Arkansas.”
Students from Elkins, Greenland, West Fork, Lincoln, Prairie Grove and Farmington will benefit from this grant.