Stichting STEMec

Stichting STEMec

In August 2016 it all started with a robotics team for the FIRST Robotics Competition but soon this became a thriving foundation that dreams about a robotics competition in our beautiful home country The Netherlands. In 2016 7 students of Fontys University of Applied Sciences start Robotics Team π to inspire the youth about STEM related education programs. Three of the founders are so motivated and feel passion for education and STEM they continue to develop on Robotics Team π. This leads in September 2017 to a collaboration with High School the Heerbeeck College where students can come in contact with science and technology at a younger age. Seeing these students grow in their hard and also soft skills and see them in control of their own future gives us the energy to become even more. This takes us to June 2018 when Stichting STEMec got founded as an education focused foundation. Stichting STEMec is in that case not only a platform for robotics but a foundation for STEM education. Founders Anita Karki, Willem Reuser and Ivan Spikmans will continue to develop Stichting STEMec and keep inspiring the youth to avidly pursue their academic, career and personal goals besides letting them find their true passion. That is why from September 2018 we are also starting a new robotics team on the Heerbeeck College that competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge. We keep practicing and learning with the FIRST competitions till we can achieve our mission of hosting our own robotics competition in The Netherlands.

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