At the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit, I met your staff and learned about the new bionics construction kit you are offering. Locally we are collaborating with schools and the La Porte County SkillUp Network to provide professional development for educators and outreach STEAM lessons. This collaboration is essential in our community because there is a skills gap and there are not enough skilled workers to currently fill available jobs. We must all work together locally to solve this issue. Throughout the year we travel to over eighteen schools providing hands on immersive experiences for students who are learning about the many exciting career options available in STEAM fields. FESTO is an excellent example of a company that builds diverse teams who work collaboratively to create machines and processes that can improve people's lives and expand our understanding of how to be more efficient and productive. We are very well positioned to test your equipment with the over 15,000 students we serve and the more than 1,300 educators we work with on a daily basis. It is my hope that providing access to the robotic animals exposes our students and educators to new horizons of possibilities that they never considered. It is this part of the work we do that is most rewarding and satisfying.