The robotics-based partnership will give students real-world engineering and problem-solving experience.
- ECHO Robotics is partnering with Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 in a robotics-based partnership that benefits both organizations.
- The partnership kickoff at the test site in Lake Zurich, Illinois, took place on Wednesday, August 29.
- In addition to the partnership, ECHO Incorporated has generously agreed to provide material support
for the Lake Zurich High School robotics program with a $20,000 annual donation.
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (September 4, 2018) — ECHO Incorporated and the Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 kicked off a robotics-based partnership between the two organizations last Wednesday, August 29. District 95 has agreed to be a test site for ECHO’s autonomous mowers, with one unit currently operating on one of the Lake Zurich High School (LZHS) baseball fields. This partnership provides the students with real-world engineering and problem-solving experience while also helping ECHO Robotics test and troubleshoot the autonomous mowers before they hit the U.S. market.
“The ECHO business-education partnership is a model for 21st-century learning: connecting students with real-world opportunities like the autonomous mower project, internships or job shadowing solidifies the learning connection while also developing the workforce of the future,” said District 95 Superintendent Kaine Osburn.
In addition to the partnership, ECHO has agreed to provide material support for the LZHS robotics program and
give an annual $20,000 donation to the District 95 Educational Foundation for the robotics team, the Bearbotics.
The team competes annually in the FIRST® Robotics Competition against other premier high school robotics
teams from across the nation.
“We are very excited about our partnership with the Lake Zurich School District,” said Vice President of ECHO
Incorporated Joe Fahey. “Through our robotics program, we will be able to engage students interested in
engineering, robotics, computer science and business principles by allowing them to learn and participate in the
development of our industry-changing technology.”
About ECHO Incorporated
ECHO Incorporated is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of professional-grade, hand-held outdoor power equipment in both the commercial and homeowner markets. ECHO’s products are sold in North America through ten distributors managing 6,600 independent dealers. An additional 24 Latin American distributors sell ECHO products through a variety of channels. ECHO products can be found in Home Depot stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. ECHO Incorporated and all its entities pride themselves on setting the industry standard with dedication to new technology, quality products and a strong distribution infrastructure.