Ras Al Khaimah – Google is making its presence felt in classrooms with a new education initiative. The company has created its first innovation hub in the UAE — complete with the latest gadgets and gizmos for students to experiment with.

From humanoid robots to drones, the tech giant is hoping to nurture interest among children in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem). Students are given a chance to explore gadgets on their own, with an opportunity to learn from specialist educators on site.

Experimenting with sensors and magnets, Rashid Saif Khalifa, a student from Al Dhaid School, was overjoyed with his first experience at the innovation hub. “I was always curious about robots and now I will be able to programe a robot in real life,” said the fourth grader.

Google, it seems, wants to do everything — from making driverless cars to creating human synthetic skin. Over the next two years, the innovation hub inside Ras Al Khaimah’s Teacher Association building will serve as a place to combine the best of technology with education… see more

source: khaleejtimes