Georgia Tech Spinoff Wins Prestigious Recognition for STEM Educational Product

Zyrobotics’ Zumo Learning System was awarded the 2016 Seal of Excellence and Kid’s Product of the Year in the educational systems category by Creative Child Magazine for their e-learning system that facilitates multisensory learning.

Zyrobotics is pleased to announce that Zumo Learning System has received the 2016 Kid’s Product of the Year Award, a prestigious honor given to the very best and most innovative children’s products. Creative Child Magazine also awarded the company with the 2016 Seal of Excellence for their excellence in promoting creativity in play activities and games.

Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program seeks out the very best child’s products. Each year, Creative Child Magazine hosts a two-day event where early education professionals, moms, and music educators, review products to assess children’s products that excel in usability, functionality and desirability. At the end of the two days, the scores are tallied, and winners announced.

With over 600 entries from over 250 companies, Zumo Learning System won the approval of moms and educators in the educational systems and educational plush category. Equipped with a set of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) apps that empower learning through play and a plush turtle called Zumo, the e-learning system creates a unique learning experience for young children.

“All kids do not learn the same, some kids learn best by doing,” said CEO, Dr. MacCalla. Student engagement and motivation are essential to success in STEM subjects like math and science.

Based in Atlanta, Zyrobotics focuses on creating educational products for children that keep them motivated and inspired to excel in STEM subjects. Creating a sense for and understanding of math concepts for the auditory, visual, tactile, or multi-sensory learner makes a difference. Games that support multiple learning styles are the solution to increase student engagement and motivation.

According to Dr. MacCalla, “Tactile-based learning provides a different stimulus to the brain. In recent studies done, especially with math, it has been proven that if you add tactile-based interaction, it helps children grasp abstract math concepts in new ways.”

Chief Technology Officer, Ayanna Howard, recognized as one of the most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider, highlights the impact of this award. “Thanks to funding provided by the NSF SBIR program, we are excited to have designed an e-learning system that can engage children of all abilities in STEM learning. We are delighted with the acknowledgment and believe that more and more companies will embrace our mission in the near future.”

To learn more about how Zyrobotics is using their research to provide educational solutions for children, please contact us or visit our website.

About Zyrobotics

Zyrobotics LLC, an award-winning creator of educational technologies for children, was founded in 2013 as an inclusive technology company. As a Georgia Tech spinoff company, Zyrobotics addresses the diverse needs of children with differing abilities by developing personalized technologies to make a difference in the lives of children between the ages of 3- to 12-years old. Our mission is to enable freedom through technology by developing products that are adaptive to each child’s capabilities. Our products uniquely focus on promoting the stimulation of social, cognitive, and motor skills development in a child.


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