Benedictine Military School has been awarded a $5,000 restricted sustainability grant for its robotics team through the Robotics Alliance Project, sponsored exclusively by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), for the 2020 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics competition season.
Benedictine robotics team advisor Mr. Drew Schwalbe, Benedictine Class of 1990, applied for the sustainability grant, which ensures the continued operation of Veteran FIRST Robotics teams. The awards were announced via the NASA Robotics website Nov. 21.
Benedictine’s robotics team is intended to inspire Cadets to pursue higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“We are very grateful for and excited about receiving this grant from NASA through the Robotics Alliance Project,” Schwalbe said. “This sustainability grant will allow us to continue to provide opportunities for our young men to learn about robotics and to compete on a statewide or even national stage. FIRST Robotics is a fantastic organization, and we are very proud to be part of it.”