Ottawa startup Beagle Sense announced Wednesday it will make its sensors available to public and private elementary and high schools across North America in what it’s calling “a massive contribution to STEM education and innovation.”
“By working with schools, we are providing an opportunity for teachers to engage and inspire young makers and future innovators by giving them the opportunity to be a part of technological development in action,” founder John Criswick said in a statement.
Beagle Sense makes a range of sensors that measure the quality of an indoor environment by capturing data on air quality and pressure, humidity, temperature, light and indoor and outdoor noise levels.
In its current Kickstarter campaign, the startup has raised $29,236 of its $65,000 goal with nine days remaining.
Beagle Sense is making its sensors available to 150,000 schools, which it says “will engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning as active participants in how the sensors collect and process information on the environment around us.”
Schools can apply to receive the sensors on Beagle Sense’s website.