Chase Conducts Robotics Program in Three Chicago Schools
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Graders Design Software, Build Robots and Run an Obstacle Course
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Continuing its efforts to support technology education, JPMorgan Chase (NYS: JPM) is hosting a day of service at three Chicago schools where company professionals will help introduce middle school students to the power of technology and the opportunities it can bring.
Using robotics, the JPMorgan Chase volunteer will introduce fourth, fifth and sixth grade students to software algorithm design and robot programming, teaching core technology skills. Using Lego Mindstorms Robots, JPMorgan Chase employees will teach students the basic mechanics of software, how to design robotic software, and coach the students and their robots through an advanced obstacle course.
"JPMorgan Chase is proud to participate in educational events like the Youth Day of Service," said JPMorgan Chase Chief Information Officer Guy Chiarello. "Students learn better when they enjoy the lesson, and what better combination than teaching these core technology skills while allowing students the fun and creative outlet of building robots? It's a win-win for everyone."
Tuesday, March 5 from 1-3PM
|Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy|
|1645 W. 18th Place|
|Chicago, IL 60608|
Wednesday, March 6 from 12-3PM
|Moos Elementary School|
|1711 N. California Ave.|
|Chicago, IL 60647|
Thursday, March 7 from 12:30-3:30PM
|Spencer Technology Academy|
|214 N. Lavergne Ave.|
|Chicago, IL 60644|
In addition to Chicago, JPMorgan Chase will host more than ten Days of Service in the following cities throughout 2013: Columbus, Oh; Tampa, FL; Houston and Dallas, Tex.; Wilmington, Delaware; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York, NY; Phoenix, Ariz.; Bournemouth, UK; Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; São Paulo, Brazil.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYS: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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