2018 Grant Recipients

  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta received RoboPots parts to enable two sessions of electronics creation during February school break.  That makes four times that Skidompha has successfully run RoboPots.  In February, the programs were led by Christina Dorman, Maine State STEM Librarian and Kelsey Gibbs of Skidompha.  You can see first-hand impressions in this Bangor Daily News article.
  • Bristol Consolidated School has received the first batch of RoboPots parts kits for all 83 of its 4th-9th graders.  Science Teacher Kevin Crafts already has attached the RoboPot he created to a fish tank.  The RoboPot pumps nutrient-laden water from the fish tank into the plant, creating an aquaponic RoboPot.  What ingenuity!
  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library will receive supplies for running RoboPots during April school vacation.  Boothbay kids had great success creating Print-a-Pets last year and look forward to another successful program led by the library's assistant director Desiré Scorcia.
  • Patten Free Library in Bath will receive parts kits for a RoboPots program to run as part of their Summer STEM series.
  • South Bristol School will receive equipment for to enable all 5th & 6th graders to create RoboPots.  Science teacher Jason Bigonia plans to begin the program in the autumn of 2018.