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ROBOMATTER INCORPORATED’S K‐12 STEM CURRICULUM AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO BE USED ACROSS MALAYSIA
The partnership between CM Asia Learning and Tunku Abdul Rahman University (TAR UC) will bring Robomatter STEM Curriculum and Training to thousands of students and teachers throughout Malaysia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (February 24, 2016) CM Asia Learning Pte Ltd (CM Asia), a Singapore‐based distributor of Robomatter’s K‐12 STEM Robotics and STEM Computer Science curriculum in Asia Pacific, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) on 18 February 2016. The MoU will make Robomatter’s research‐based STEM curriculum and teacher professional development programs available to thousands of students and teachers across Malaysia.
“In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional skill – it’s a basic skill,” said Skip Smith, President and CEO of Robomatter, Inc. “In our increasingly interconnected and technical world, the skills that accompany a quality STEM education are more important than ever. Robomatter is proud to support the partnership between Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and CM Asia Learning in continuing the mission to provide high‐quality, cost‐effective K‐12 STEM education solutions to classrooms around the world, helping ensure students are ready to compete in our global, emerging economy.”
The MoU signing was officiated by Malaysia’s Minister of Transport and TAR UC Chairman of the Board of Governors, YB Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, and was attended by guests including Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Education II and YB Senator Tuan Chong Sin Woon,
“Our children cannot remain as just users of technology because they are capable of so much more. We need to nurture youths that will be creators,” YB Dato’ Sri Liow said in his speech which highlighted Malaysia’s goal of getting 60% its youth pursue STEM education and careers.
“In today’s digital world, we find STEM in every field – Medical, Science, Entertainment, Transport, Finance and even production of our food.” said Yeoh Cheng Poh, CEO of CM Asia Learning. “STEM is necessary for the growth of the economy, and for the individual to remain competitive. This partnership will help us bring top‐ notched STEM programs closer to the heart of the local schools in Malaysia.”
As we move into a more global and competitive economy, STEM education has become increasingly important in helping students develop their critical thinking, problem solving, creative solutions and collaborative skills. To help students succeed in the 21st century, Robomatter uses a research‐based, hands‐on approach to excite and encourage students about STEM learning.
For more information about Robomatter’s STEM education solutions, visit www.robomatter.com.
Founded by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Robomatter Incorporated uses research-°©‐based technology and teaching methods, developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy, to provide high-°©‐quality, cost-°©‐effective K-°©‐12 STEM education solutions to classrooms around the world, helping ensure students are ready to compete in a global, emerging economy.
To learn more, visit www.robomatter.com.
About CM Asia Learning
CM Asia Learning is an educational solution provider, headquartered in Singapore, offering top-°©‐notched pedagogy and STEM curriculum to schools within APAC. Their programs are born out of decades of empirical research and best practices, in partnership with top global educational institutes and academies.
They currently provide four STEM programs: STEM with Computer Science, STEM with Robotics, STEM with Entertainment Technology and STEM Educator Training Program. Please visit www.cmasialearning.com for more details.
About TAR University College
TAR University College, formerly known as TAR College, is a premier institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a track record of excellence for over four decades. Its brand is synonymous with holistic education and it is well recognized locally and internationally among the academic fraternity and professional bodies. The University College has educated more than 180,000 graduates many of whom are the eminent leaders in various industries.