ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Robotics students in Dougherty County have received a grant from a group who designs some of the largest robots in the world.
NASA has awarded $6,000 to the Albany High School robotics team, and another $5,000 the team at Monroe High School.
Students and administrators said that the money will be used to help students pay for competitions.
Having the robotics teams are one step that school system leaders have taken to add science technology engineering and math programs to the curriculum.
"It helps everyone's children. If they are interested in STEM careers and things like that, they can get a head start doing robotics," said Albany High School Robotics Captain Lee Furman.
"Anything that we can provide our students that has to do with science technology, engineering and math, gets us one step further and one step closer to our STEM certification, as well as making our students viable for the work force," explained DCSS K-12 Science Coordinator Michelle Bergozza.
Five elementary school robotics teams will be competing in the first local competition on December 10th.
The high school students will compete at the state level in the spring.