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  • Inspiring The Next Engineers and Scientists

    iRobot is committed to building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the United States. Our multi-faceted outreach program is a resource for students, parents and educators to share in our excitement for the robotics industry and get an inside look at what we do here.
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  • Programs

    • Demo Days

    • Robots are exciting! They are also valuable educational tools that can inspire students and teach them about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
      With Demo Days, iRobot brings interactive presentations and robot demonstrations to K-12 schools, showing how robots are making a difference in people's lives.
      iRobot also hosts tours of our corporate headquarters in Bedford, MA for small school groups.
    • STREAM

    • As part of the STEM educational outreach program, iRobot hosts STREAM, an annual workshop for K-12 teachers.
      Designed in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the interactive STREAM workshop shows teachers the many ways robots can be used as instructional tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
      At the workshop, K-12 educators learn how their peers are successfully using robots to teach STEM-related subjects. In addition, representatives from Massachusetts-based technology companies talk about the career opportunities that exist for students interested working in the robotics field and other STEM-related industries.
    • 20 in 20 Robotics Roadshow

    • iRobot is celebrating 20 years in business by bringing an exciting robotics roadshow to students across Massachusetts.
      iRobot's demo team is traveling to schools all over the state this fall, giving 20 interactive presentations about robotics technology to elementary, middle and high school students.
      Be a part of the fun! Follow the demo team's journey on the virtual map, talk with team members on Twitter and check out the blog for pictures, videos and more.
    • National Robotics Week

    • National Robotics Week recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21-century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of professions and underscores its ability to get students excited about technology education.
      As founding co-sponsor of National Robotics Week, iRobot works with a variety of companies, universities and non-profit organizations to give students hands-on experience with robots.

      For more information or to get involved, visit the National Robotics Week website.
    • Other Programs & Partnerships

    • iRobot partners with a variety of organizations to provide teachers and students with hands-on experience with robots.

      Botball
      Botball is an international robotics competition for middle and high school students which teaches students engineering and computer science skills. Every Botball team uses an iRobot Create as the base for one of the two autonomous robots they design, build and program for the competition.

      ARTSI Alliance
      iRobot serves on the advisory board of the ARTSI (Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact) Alliance, an NSF-sponsored collaborative education and research project centered around robotics for healthcare, the arts, and entrepreneurship.
  • Educational Resources

      • Resources for students, teachers and parents

      • STEM features a wide variety of educational robot-related resources for students, teachers and parents, including things to do, teaching resources and much more.
        One of the goals of the STEM website is to provide students, educators and parents with the resources they need to enhance STEM education. STEM provides robotics resources for elementary school, middle school, high school and college.