April 23, 2019
As part of an ongoing four-year volunteer partnership, IDEX Health & Science (IH&S) employees in Oak Harbor, Washington, have assisted local high school robotics students with several amazing projects, including helping build competition robots, developing a hat with ultrasonic sensors for a visually-impaired student, and designing a prosthetic arm for a 4-year old student.
Recently, IH&S employees helped students develop a Social Progress mobile phone application, which can be used by community organizations to track key metrics such as homeless population, income inequality, subsidized school lunches, crime rates, graduation rates and more.
Located about two hours north of Seattle, IH&S Oak Harbor manufactures fittings, tubing, and high-quality fluid transfer components and accessories for the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) markets. They recently extended their local partnership to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for FIRST Washington.
In collaboration with the IDEX Foundation, IH&S Oak Harbor granted the organization $7,500 to continue to develop the schools STEM initiatives.
Located in Washington State, FIRST Washington supports and engages today’s tech-native youth, inspiring them to build on their passions and preparing them to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow. With the mission to inspire all young people in Washington State to be science and technology leaders, the organization provides exciting mentor-based FIRST programs that inspire innovation, and foster self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills