In an interview with TechGraph, Anurag Gupta, Co-founder of STEMROBO outlines how the company’s technology-driven STEM curriculum is shaping the future of K-12 education in India.
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TechGraph: How does STEMROBO contribute to the K-12 education segment, specifically STEM education?
Anurag Gupta: STEMROBO Technologies was established to utilize technology in K–12 education, particularly in the areas of robotics, IoT, and AI/ML. To mold young minds and foster creativity, STEMROBO provides an integrated STEM curriculum that places a strong emphasis on project-based learning and real-world problem-solving.
STEMROBO gives students an immersive learning experience that prepares them for success in STEM fields and gives them the fundamental skills of the twenty-first century. We hope to construct an ecosystem centered on outcome-based learning through our programs, which include setting up labs in schools. This will empower students by encouraging creativity and advancing STEM education. The core of STEMROBO’s mission is to lead STEM education by developing young people’s minds to produce amazing inventions and advance the nation.
What unique features does STEMROBO offer K-12 students and teachers to make STEM learning more engaging and effective?
Anurag Gupta: Academic disciplines are infused with STEMROBO’s curriculum, do-it-yourself kits, and learning platforms, such as AI Connect—the best platform globally for learning AI and ML. Through its dynamic and captivating nature, this integration completely transforms the way students acquire difficult ideas. The portal provides modules on a variety of academic topics, including science, maths, and English. Through the application of programming skills to academic concepts, students can develop a deeper comprehension and enjoyment of the subject matter.
STEMROBO offers both in-person and online workshops and seminars on STEM, robotics, and AI/ML that are beneficial for teachers. Teachers can engage with subject matter experts at these events and gain knowledge from their expertise. The workshops can be modified to satisfy particular demands and specifications. Moreover, STEMROBO provides educator training. These offerings aim to make STEM learning engaging, effective, and accessible for K-12 students and teachers.
TechGraph: How does STEMROBO ensure that its STEM education programs align with national and international standards?
Anurag Gupta: Academicians and STEMROBO’s internal research and development team provide in-depth study and analysis of the developments in STEM education on a national and worldwide scale. To comprehend the main learning objectives and expectations, we carefully examine the curriculum frameworks, standards, and regulations established by educational organizations and institutions like Niti Aayog and other pertinent international bodies.
The STEMROBO team is made up of local educators, trainers, and STEM industry professionals who work closely together to continuously design and develop innovative approaches and pedagogy centered around STEM, robotics, coding, AI & ML, AR & VR.
Our curriculum and pedagogy are completely aligned with NEP 2020 for the Indian K-12 Schools and students and are certified by International STEM accrediting bodies like STEM.org.
TechGraph: How has STEMROBO adapted to K-12 education needs during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Anurag Gupta: Amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, STEMROBO has adjusted to meet the demands of K–12 education by putting in place several strategies to guarantee students’ ongoing education. To encourage a hands-on approach to learning and enable students to participate in real-world activities even at home, we sent out kits for experiential learning. The curriculum was incorporated with these kits to guarantee a smooth transition between theoretical ideas and real-world applications.
In addition, STEMROBO gave students access to online lectures so they could take part in interactive learning activities and access instructional materials from a distance.
In response to the challenging times, STEMROBO launched Tinker Coders, a B2C vertical offering the world’s first online internship-focused coding and experiential learning platform for kids. This initiative aimed to bridge the learning gap and provide uninterrupted learning opportunities for students worldwide.
TechGraph: How does STEMROBO ensure that its STEM education programs are accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, including those with limited access to technology or resources?
Anurag Gupta: Stemrobo ensures the accessibility of its STEM education programs to students from diverse backgrounds, including those with limited access to technology or resources, through various initiatives: For their CSR projects, STEMROBO collaborates with corporations, including the Adani Foundation, My Udaan Trust, Navjyoti India Foundation, and many more.
STEMROBO can reach out to children in government schools and offer STEM programs, teacher training, innovative curriculum, and do-it-yourself kits thanks to these relationships.
Additionally, we have set up STEM labs in several tier 2 and tier 3 city schools. Through the provision of specialized labs furnished with essential equipment and materials, STEMROBO fills the accessibility void and allows students to participate in experiential STEM education.