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Amazon com : Brings Computer Science Education to the Home Classroom with the Cyber Robotics Challenge

11/24/2020 | 07:01am EST

Free, virtual, first-of-its kind program teaches students the basics of coding and computer science in a real-world setting

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Canadian launch of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, a free computer science education program for elementary school students. As record numbers of children experience remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cyber Robotics Challenge will be a tool for teachers and parents to help students learn coding skills in the virtual classroom.

"This is an unprecedented school year for parents and teachers, who are looking for new ways to engage students who are learning from home," said Susan Ibach, Head of Amazon Future Engineer Canada. "Amazon is committed to ensuring that children and young adults – especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities - have the resources and skills to build their best future. Amazon's Cyber Robotics Challenge helps students better understand computer science and its real-world applications, and engages those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to build coding skills at an early stage of their education."

Developed in partnership with online learning specialist CoderZ, and distributed in partnership with computer science education non-profit Canada Learning Code, the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge teaches students the basics of coding and allows them to practice their skills by completing a series of exercises that demonstrate how Amazon uses computer science and robotics to deliver products to customers. Lessons focus on a series of 'robot training missions' in which students code a virtual Hercules robot operating in an Amazon fulfillment centre.

The Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge curriculum was designed to complement other STEM and computer science coursework and can be broken into four, 45-minute or three, 60-minute lessons. The Challenge can be accessed free of charge, in English and French, by visiting the program Web site.

Studies have shown inspiring young children in STEM and computer science motivates them to stay interested in the field long-term, providing a critical foundation for future learning. The Canadian launch of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge is the first step in a broader rollout of programming in Canada that reflects the company's commitment to inspiring, educating, and training underrepresented and underserved children and young people to pursue careers in computer science. 

"Computer science is not a mandated part of our education system, which results in inequitable access to high-quality and comprehensive foundational courses across Canada. As computer science becomes an increasingly important part of our society, it is crucial that all students are given equal opportunities to access these foundational skills so they too can be inspired by the possibilities," said Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO, Canada Learning Code.

For more information on the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, visit the program Web site. 

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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Sales 2020 380 B - -
Net income 2020 18 146 M - -
Net cash 2020 44 304 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 94,6x
Yield 2020 -
Capitalization 1 652 B 1 652 B -
EV / Sales 2020 4,23x
EV / Sales 2021 3,53x
Nbr of Employees 798 000
Free-Float 81,7%
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