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Surplus NNSA equipment gets new purpose for STEM students

NNSA BlogIt’s amazing what can be accomplished when the government, contractors and academia come together for a great cause.

The Kansas City Engineering Zone, which officially opened last week, is a great example of community partnership to ensure urban students have a safe place and the resources to compete in the upcoming FIRST Robotics competition in March.

NNSA donated surplus machining equipment from the Bannister location to ensure high school students from Kansas City’s inner city schools have access to the equipment to participate in STEM activities, including FIRST Robotics.

KC EZ was pioneered by the KC STEM Alliance, a collaborative network of educators, business partners and affiliates that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers.