The Sentinels Graciously Accept The George Subraj Family Foundation Sponsorship The robotics students at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York have received a significant donation from a local philanthropist as it prepares to compete in global competitions this year. The George Subraj Foundation, based in Jamaica, donated $10,000 to the team. The foundation, begun by the late George Subraj, founder of Zara Realty, is now run by members of his family, including Tony Subraj. The foundation supports a number of educational programs at local schools, as well as health care initiatives in New York and in the Caribbean and South America. [...] “Robotics in the classroom can help students funnel their energy into creativity and innovation, teaching them how to persist and solve problems, while also helping them prepare them for real-world challenges,” said Tony Subraj. “We are thrilled to support students at local schools like Cardozo and the amazing educational work they are d
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The following has been pulled from an old archive. MS74 Nathaniel Hawthorne Visit On April 23, 2016 , Team 5599 visited local middle school MS74! On that day, the team gave a presentation and demonstrated the robot. We sat down with a 6th grade class and took their questions before proceeding to give them a little task- building mini-robots of their very own! The kids were able to put together small crab bots with supervision from our members. Now who doesn't love class pets? The crabs scuttled around the table, sensing the edges on-approach and turning away to the amazement of the kids. Without a doubt, 5599 was able to pass on some inspiration and insight into the world of STEM and Robotics. Maybe one day, one of those kids will join their high-school's Robotics team- and who knows- it could very well be Cardozo's.