Automation Alley is partnering with Incite Focus to provide underserved students with opportunities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Incite Focus is a state-of-the-art production and training lab focused on the relationships between digital fabrication, natural systems, experiential learning and appropriate technology. It serves as a holistic approach to teaching area students.
Automation Alley’s extensive membership of businesses and educational institutions will expand the resources of Incite Focus to expose students of Detroit’s Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy (BKBA), as well as other youth, to job shadowing and STEM-related internship opportunities. An inaugural partnership project will be a student-built biodiesel car, which will be driven to the 11th International FabLAB Conference and Symposium in Boston this summer and presented by students.
“This is about making sure everyone has an opportunity to succeed,” says Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “We look forward to connecting these students with our member companies and empowering them through STEM education.”