The NV Energy Foundation has generously donated $10,000 to purchase equipment for a robotics lab at the Clark County Library. Robot Lab @ the Library will infuse robotics into the array of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experiences in library teen tech labs. Some of the hardware and software to be purchased for the lab include:
• Flybrix™ Octo Make Your Own Drone Kit
• Kano Kit
• Pi- Cade Machine Kit
• Code Monkey
• Code Kingdoms- Gamestar Mechanic
• Simplify 3D
• Robot CUDI Quadcopter Drone
By participating in this program teens can gain critical workforce skills including designing and coding autonomous systems, game making, and drone operation. This project is a radical shift in the way the Library District and librarians deliver programs. While the "hook" is technology, this new teen tech service model gives teens the opportunity to collaborate with each other and get connected to mentors and practicing professional in the STEAM fields, giving them a huge advantage for the jobs of tomorrow. Instructors for the program are doctoral students at the UNLV Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab.
The NV Energy Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the Foundation, supporting programs such as Little Bits and Engineering for Kids workshops. Through direct grants, scholarships and employee grant programs, the NV Energy Foundation actively supports improvements in the quality of life in NV Energy's service territories. The NV Energy Foundation is funded by NV Energy , not its customers. Information about the NV Energy Foundation is available here.