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AFL grants $10,000 to support STEM

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AFL, a manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment, is supporting STEM education with a $10,000 grant to the Spartanburg Science Center and its Hub City Robotics program. The grant will provide new equipment as well as scholarships for students, making clubs and summer camps available to students interested in robotics, according to a news release.



Hub City Robotics is providing after school clubs and summer camps under one roof for children ages 4-12 and is striving to make STEM activities more accessible for students from low income households, the news release said. All camps and clubs are taught by certified teachers.

“Being able to offer scholarships to priority one students; purchasing new educational robotic equipment and teaching them how to use the equipment; making summer camps and clubs available to every student who loves robotics; and creating yearlong learning is a powerful tool in STEM education,” Mary Levens, interim director for the Spartanburg Science Center, said in the release.

The Spartanburg Science Center pulled all its activities under one umbrella known as Hub City Robotics. STEM programs, activities and events are offered in all areas of science, and include Lego robotics, coding camps and the annual Junior First Lego League Expo.

AFL is headquartered in Spartanburg.

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