National Robotics Week (NRW) celebrates robotics technology development each April (this year it’s April 7–15). The NRW website advocates funding robotics programs while addressing its increasing use in healthcare, medicine, manufacturing, and other sectors. The site encourages educating the public about how robotics impacts society. It also encourages inspiring students to pursue careers in robotics and science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields (STEM).
Inspired by Gary D. Schmidt’s young adult novel Okay for Now, the New Bedford (Mass.) Free Public Library, the Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford Free Public Library Art Room, and the New Bedford Art Museum partnered to create Art in Words, a program for teens ages thirteen through fifteen that combines reading, drawing, and painting.