Cox Charities and Cox employees have donated $2,500 the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District to support the robotics lab at the new East Las Vegas Library. The lab will be stocked with equipment that can be used by tweens and teens to learn coding, 3-D printing, drone operations, robotics, and video game development. Teens are invited to come to the tech center after school and on the weekends and have free use of the equipment and access to mentors in the tech field. Beginning September 4th, the lab will offers structured lessons in snap circuitry, robotics, and coding every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., taught by Santiago Ricoy, an engineering student from UNLV’s Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab. The classes are open to all youth ages 8-12.
Cox has been a long-time supporter of the Library Foundation and is also sponsoring a Teen STEAM lab at the Enterprise Library. This lab will give youth from across the Vegas Valley access to the tools and resources to expand their digital skills and prepare them for the global workforce. The lab is scheduled to open in October, 2019.
A big thank you to Cox for all of their help in getting our youth prepared for the future!