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Mr. Nick Ciuzio from Enterprise AL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering the Future

Help me give my students world class STEM skills to compete in a global economy.

  • $10,989 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

EHS hosts an after-school Robotics program with over 30 students participating. The students are from grades 9 through 12 and form teams of 3 - 5 to design and build robots to compete against robots from across the State and potentially the World.

Vex robotics competitions recently adopted a new platform requiring investment in new controllers/batteries, motors, etc.

The cost to equip a single team is approximately $2,000. We have 5 coed teams from diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, our engineering program needs to upgrade equipment and capabilities in our fabrication laboratory. We intend to refurbish 2 3D printers, purchase a CNC router, and obtain materials for classroom projects.

My Project

The STEM department of EHS is building an environment to train students to compete in a global economy by using Vex robotics and CNC fabrication methods to turn ideas into reality.

The project funds replacement needs for aging equipment purchased at the program's inception 6 years ago.

Most of the vex motors and sensors and batteries are nearing the end of their economic life.

We will also expand capabilities in CNC routing and laser engraving. The large-format router will allow us to build parts for BEST robotics competition and the engraving materials will provide protection from moisture-laden compressed air and allow us to expand into glass and metal marking.

Mr. Nick Ciuzio
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Multiple • Vex Robotics $3,131.35 1 $3,131.35
1000mm X-Carve, 110V DeWalt 611 router • Inventables $1,999.99 1 $1,999.99
PLTW myDAQ Digital MiniSystem • PLTW $345.00 3 $1,035.00
Compressed Air Dryer, 10 cfm, Max. Air Compressor HP 3 • Grainger $681.00 1 $681.00
Extruder Assembly • Makerbot $289.63 2 $579.26
Digital Multimeter Super Economy Plus DMM • PLTW $13.75 26 $357.50
Cermark LMC-6044P Black Laser Marking Technology for Ceramic and Glass (12oz Aerosol) • Amazon $69.99 2 $139.98
SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights - 5M/16.4 Ft SMD 3528 RGB 300 LED • Amazon $13.98 10 $139.80
All-new Ring Stick Up Cam Battery HD security camera with two-way talk, Works with Alexa • Amazon $99.00 1 $99.00
Spotted Dog LMM-6000 CerMark Black Laser Marking Technology for Metals, 12oz Aerosol • Amazon $94.99 1 $94.99
Ring Rechargeable Battery Pack • Amazon $29.00 1 $29.00

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