Young Women’s STEAM Academy students explore tech at Amazon


Students from Dallas ISD’s Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School recently got to tour the inner workings at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fort Worth.

“Camp Amazon” allowed students to see the building, learn about coding and how the company uses robots and other technology. Students were amazed at the sheer size of the building, and of some of the large-scale robots in use there.

“All the students in here have a love for math and science, and when we look at that, math and science helps you with problem-solving,” said Tony Vozzolo, general manager of the facility. “Here at Amazon, especially at this building – DFW 7 – that’s what we do every single day. How do we solve problems and how do we get better and better for our customers? The students today definitely saw that, and brought a wealth of questions and knowledge, which made this trip even that much more special.”

At the end of the camp, the company presented a $10,000 check to the school.


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