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White Center Heights Elementary School received two Robiis kit donations!

White Center Heights Elementary School received two Robiis kit donations!

Thanks to the generous contribution of Spencer and Leah Jacobs, White Center Heights Elementary School received their first 2 Robiis Kit donations. Spencer and Leah strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community especially when it comes to children and young people. Spencer and Leah are involved in several education and community service activities. Notably, Spencer is a member of the Board of Directors at the non-profit organization Seattle Urban Squash, an organization based in Seattle, WA that aims to combat inequality in education and narrow the achievement gap between poor and wealthy schools.   A little more about...

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We are playtesting Robiis at the Pacific Science Center! May 6-8

We are playtesting Robiis at the Pacific Science Center! May 6-8

For the last three years, Play Works Studio has been collaborating with the Stereotypes, Identity, & Belonging Lab (SIBL) at the University of Washington on the Paws On Sciences exhibit, which takes place at the Pacific Science Center. This year, Robiis and SIBL are back at the Pacific Science Center, playtesting the latest robots games and also running a study. It has been a great collaboration and we look forward to making a difference in the futures of our young kids. The first step is to understand the hidden biases, stereotypes and social pressures that keep girls away from careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Egineering and...

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Olmsted Academy South, an all-girls school in Louisville, KY received 3 Robiis kits!

Olmsted Academy South, an all-girls school in Louisville, KY received 3 Robiis kits!

Thanks to the generosity of Nan Avant, an award winning composer, Olmsted Academy South received a donation of 3 Robiis Starter Kits. Avant has been a supporter and collaborator of Robiis and the Play Works Studio team for several years. Recently, Avant was in Louisville for the premier of the piece "The Celtic Winds Suite" which was commissioned for the Olmsted Academy South. In Avant's words "It was an extremely rewarding experience. It wasn’t until I got there that I felt the impact of what this all meant, not only to myself as a female composer but to the young ladies in this band, and...

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A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Culpeper, VA receives a Robiis donation!

A.G. Richardson Elementary School, Culpeper, VA receives a Robiis donation!

Thanks to the generous donation of Dawn and William Koshoffer, A.G. Richardson Elementary School in Culpeper, VA received a Robiis Kit. By learning to use commands to move a robot around puzzles of increasing complexities, this donation will help teach children at the school basic coding concepts and STEM skills. However, to get maximum benefit, AG Richardson needs 9 additional Robiis Starter Kits so that an entire classroom of 20 to 30 children can take full advantage of the potential of Robiis. The more kits, the more complex puzzle can be created, and the more students can work together to solve the...

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Highland Elementary in Highland, MI receives the first Robiis donation!

Highland Elementary in Highland, MI receives the first Robiis donation!

Thanks to the generous contribution of Melissa Jacobson, one of our early backers, supporter and friend, Highland Elementary in Highland, MI received the very first Robiis donation! We at Play Works Studio are very excited to support a school that teaches good values and prepares kids for the future. Future contributors: please consider a donation to Highland Elementary. They need 9 additional Robiis Starter Kits so that an entire classroom of 20 to 30 children can take full advantage of the potential of Robiis. Highland Elementary, Highland, MI (received 1 of 10 kits)   Attention: Patti Woodruff300 W. Livingston RdHighland, MI 48357United States   ...

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