Amazon Welcomes GCISD Students on STEM Day
Posted on 11/11/2019

Amazon hosted about 25 middle-school aged students from GCISD for a tour of its Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center in Coppell in celebration of National STEM Day on November 8.

The students participated in a behind-the-scenes tour of Amazon’s more than one-million square foot robotics fulfillment center where students learned more about how humans and robots work together to pick, pack, and ship customer orders. Students also had the opportunity to see a robot close up, sign it, and ask a robotics technician questions.

Image of GCISD student group touring Amazon facility"At Amazon, we aim to inspire students to become the next generation of innovators, and we enjoy giving students the opportunity to learn and get excited about computer science and see robotics in action," said Dusty Sullenger, Amazon Assistant General Manager. "We are proud to be a member of this community and support GCISD’s efforts to give students access to hands-on computer science activities."

“It was great for the kids to see that their robotics studies do pertain to real-life applications,” said Jamie Nutt, seventh-grade STEM/Science teacher at Grapevine Middle School. “The kids enjoyed the chance to see how robotics and humans work together to fulfill Amazon orders.”

This tour was part of the Amazon Future Engineer program, which aims to provide computer science education and access to all students. Recently, GCISD received an Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant for $10,000 to fund its FIRST robotics program registrations to start a robotics club (including teacher professional development to learn about robotics).