“We are motivated by the needs of the children in the rural areas who do not have advantages others enjoy. It is our belief every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her God given potential in all areas of life.”
STEM Advancement Inc, dba Mississippi Robotics (MR) was founded by Mr Ray Holt. Ray moved to Mississippi in 2010 to investigate the possibility of teaching rural students engineering and math. He soon added robotics. He has taught over 70 students from 4th to 12th grades as well as coached several teams in engineering and robotics competitions placing 1st and 2nd in several State level competitions as well as being a top-ranked rookie team in International robotics competition. Ray has strong experience in computer design and manufacturing, computer science, and education. He has a BS degree in Electronic Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and an MA in Education. He currently holds a license to teach secondary math in Mississippi. He is also a certified ROBOTC language instructor. The University of Mississippi engineering college has certified Ray to teach their Introduction to Engineering class to high school students for college credit. Ray also has 25 years’ experience organizing and running a youth sports league that served a total of over 10,000 participants in three sports year-round. Ray holds the distinction of being designer of the first microchip computer, the first electronic pin ball game, directed the engineering of an academy awarded product, produced a single-card computer used in the US Navy first robots, as well as being a pioneer in the small computer publishing market. .
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