Education Technology Veteran to Spearhead STEM Product Line and Grow UBTECH’s Educational Brand
LOS ANGELES – February 22, 2018 – UBTECH Robotics, a global leader in intelligent humanoid robots, is expanding its commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning with the appointment of Jeff Piontek as Head of Education, North America. In his role, Piontek will be responsible for accelerating the use of STEM, leveraging UBTECH’s curriculum products in education to empower educators and inspire students to excel. UBTECH is world-renowned for its award-winning line of STEM-friendly Jimu Robots that bridge the gap between learning and pure fun.
“UBTECH continues to set new standards in educational robotics with its innovative technology that prepares kids for the future,” states Piontek. “We look forward to providing new opportunities for all girls and boys, including those in underserved communities, to engage with our robots to learn not just STEM, but valuable soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.”
Piontek has an extensive background in K-12 educational technology and higher education STEM curriculum and development. Prior to UBTECH, he served in numerous executive roles including VP of Strategic Partnerships at Vantage Learning, President & COO of Academic Advantage Online, Director of Informational and Instructional Technology for the New York City Department of Education, and State Science Specialist at Hawaii Department of Education.
As UBTECH’s Head of Education, Piontek will lead the development of an educational robotic line that fosters how children learn and play. An integrated standards-aligned curriculum for educators will enhance outcomes for students by providing critical 21st century academic and life skills. Additionally, Piontek will grow UBTECH’s educational brand and increase education-based partnerships with nonprofits and other organizations.
“In this age of technological innovation, the acquisition of STEM skills can be vital to a student’s academic and future success,” said John Rhee, General Manager, UBTECH. “Jeff will play a key role in our ongoing commitment to delivering a better path forward for acquiring these skills through cutting-edge, world-class robotics.”
To learn more about UBTECH and its complete line of robots, please visit ubtrobot.com.
About UBTECH Robotics: UBTECH Robotics is a global leader in intelligent humanoid robots. The company’s interactive robots serve the public, accelerate STEM education for children and assist & entertain in the home. Integrating UBTECH robots into our daily lives enhances how we live, work, learn, and play. To be part of the UBTECH robot generation, visit www.ubtrobot.com and follow UBTECH Robotics on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.