Funding Growing STEM Classes at Sir John Franklin High School
I am writing to request funding for a robotics classroom at Sir John Franklin High School, which provides an innovative and engaging STEM education opportunity for our students. The classroom aims to inspire and engage students in STEM, specifically robotics, and to promote the participation of indigenous students in STEM education.
The project will also benefit the city of Yellowknife, a northern community, by providing students with a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and automation. As the city continues to grow and develop, the demand for skilled workers in these fields is expected to increase, and this project will help ensure that our students are well-prepared to enter the workforce.
Additionally, the project will help to keep talented students in the community after they complete their university education. Historically, many students in Yellowknife have left the community to find work in their field of study, but by providing them with advanced STEM education opportunities, we hope to create a workforce that is both skilled and local.
The robotics classroom has been fully up and running for 3 years however the budget is not able to keep up with the number of students who wish to take the class. The students who are able to get in to the class have to share the equipment and therefore do not get as much hands-on experience as they should be getting for an advanced class like this.
The project aligns with our school's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity, and we believe that expanding a robotics classroom will help break down some of the barriers that have traditionally prevented indigenous students, and women from pursuing STEM fields. By supporting these students, we are helping to create a diverse and talented workforce that will benefit the telecommunications industry and other industries as well.
The estimated cost of the expansion is $14000. We understand that this is a lot of money and do not expect any one of our potential contributors to fulfil the whole amount so we are asking you to contribute as much as you can.
By investing in the education of our students, your organization will be supporting the growth of a talented and skilled workforce that will benefit the industry and the city of Yellowknife. We thank you for your consideration of our funding request.
Who Will it Benefit?
The funding request for the robotics classroom at Sir John Franklin High School will primarily benefit the following:
Students: This initiative provides an innovative and engaging STEM education opportunity for students, inspiring and engaging them in robotics and STEM fields. It ensures that they are well-prepared for future workforce demands in cutting-edge technologies, such as robotics and automation.
Indigenous Students: The project specifically aims to promote the participation of indigenous students in STEM education, breaking down barriers and offering them access to advanced STEM opportunities.
City of Yellowknife: Yellowknife, as a northern community, benefits by preparing its students for the growing demand in technology fields, ensuring a local workforce with the skills and knowledge needed for the city's development and economic growth.
Talented Graduates: The project aims to retain talented students within the Yellowknife community after they complete their university education. Historically, many students have left the city to find work in their field of study, but this initiative seeks to create a skilled local workforce.
Diversity and Inclusivity: The expansion of the robotics classroom aligns with the school's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity. It breaks down traditional barriers, encouraging indigenous students and women to pursue STEM fields, ultimately leading to a more diverse and talented workforce benefiting various industries, including telecommunications.
Contributors and Organizations: Contributors to this project, including organizations, play a crucial role in investing in the education of students. Their support helps nurture a talented and skilled workforce that will benefit not only the robotics and technology industry but also the overall growth and prosperity of the city of Yellowknife.