Amazon’s Jefferson Fulfillment Center held a special STEAM Event at Jefferson Middle School on May 15, 2019. Students worked alongside Amazon’s associates in a STEAM Engineering Challenge that required students to think critically and creatively. The two teams of students from Jefferson Middle School were paired with two teams from Amazon’s Fulfillment Center and they used several small, ball-shaped robots called Spheros, to push long, round pieces of foam (pipe insulation) to form the word “STEAM.” The first team to finish would be declared the winner of Amazon’s STEM Engineering Challenge.
Other students from Jefferson Middle School joined the STEAM Event and watched the action from the bleachers in the school’s gym. The crowd was very energetic as they cheered on the two teams.
Amazon Donates STEAM Equipment Worth $10,000
As if sponsoring the STEAM Event wasn’t enough, Amazon also donated $10,000 worth of STEAM equipment and resources for Jefferson Middle School. Amazon’s donation will go a long way in supporting and inspiring the next generation of innovators.
This STEM Engineering Challenge marks the second major contribution to STEAM Education from the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Jefferson, GA. Amazon announced the opening of the Jefferson, GA Fulfillment Center in late 2018 and as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, Amazon donated $50,000 worth of STEAM Education equipment to West Jackson Middle School. Amazon continues to show they’re committed to the community and to local education.