Nissan: Nissan hosts Mississippi’s largest STEM/robotics foe during Canton plant

  • For a second year, a Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant partners with Mississippi Robotics to classify a event.
  • More than 200 students in grades 3 by 12 will take partial in a array of STEM and robotics hurdles designed to exam their skills and maintain their seductiveness in science.
  • Building Mississippi’s STEM workforce is vicious for a destiny expansion of a state’s modernized prolongation sector.

CANTON, Miss. — On Saturday, Nissan partnered with Mississippi Robotics to horde a second annual STEM/Robotics Competition during a Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The full-day eventuality was designed to rivet students in grades 3 by 12 in activities that maintain their seductiveness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“When it comes to careers in STEM fields, people mostly consider of places like Silicon Valley,” pronounced Ray Holt, boss and executive executive of Mississippi Robotics, a nonprofit that advances STEM preparation in a state’s farming communities. “But interjection to modernized manufacturers like Nissan, opportunities in these professions keep flourishing right here in Mississippi. We demeanour brazen to stability a partnership with Nissan this year and removing some-more Mississippi students vehement about scholarship and robotics.”

The STEM/Robotics Competition is a largest eventuality of a kind in Mississippi. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 210 students – representing schools, clubs and overdo organizations from 19 cities opposite a state – participated in a array of challenges, including a speed competition and an barrier march with robots, scholarship demonstrations, math competitions, a robotics troubleshooting plea and driver-controlled drudge sumo wrestling. Students competed in teams of two.

In further to a competitions, a eventuality featured a career satisfactory to assistance students try opportunities in a STEM fields over high school. Both employers and colleges, including dual of Mississippi’s historically black colleges and universities, common information about how participants can interpret their interests and skills in scholarship into a postsecondary grade and a career.

“At Nissan, carrying entrance to a highly-skilled workforce is essential for a success of a plant,” pronounced Steve Marsh, clamp boss of prolongation during Nissan Canton. “Through a partnership with Mississippi Robotics, we’re means to assistance a subsequent era of Mississippi STEM leaders request and enhance their believe and skills. Our employees who are volunteering during a eventuality demeanour brazen to welcoming a participants to a facility.”   

The Nissan Canton plant launched prolongation in 2003 and now has a ability of 450,000 vehicles annually. The trickery employs roughly 6,400 workers and has done some-more than $13.6 million in free donations to date.

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