STEM Robotix adds new groups and an Open House
STEM Robotix is pleased to announce that it is expanding group offerings for spring 2017. In addition to core robot classes, a new non-robot coding track is starting on Tuesdays. New students with little or no computer programming experience are welcome.
Scratch 2.0 will be an introductory course to computer programming. Using the Scratch language, students will start by learning the fundamentals and gradually progress to creating more complex programs. Designed for young learners, Scratch provides a simple yet powerful platform allowing students to jump right in.
Now in it's third year of operations, STEM Robotix is a year-round facility for Upper Valley grade 3-12 students to explore, develop and progressively learn the key concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
Classes are offered in three trimesters (Fall, Winter and Spring), including after school hours, with variable evening and weekend hours, depending on the trimester.
Introductory classes focus on robotic systems with visual programming environments. More advanced classes teach general computer programming languages and algorithm development. This year, new educational offerings, based on student interest and ability, such as robotic art construction, fractal designs and printer/plotters, provide more opportunities for both beginner and more advanced students to try new robotic applications.
Mobile robots provide one of the best platforms for students to learn key STEM concepts and apply that knowledge to challenges of incrementally greater complexity. Throughout the progressive learning model, students will design, build and program increasingly sophisticated robots. STEM Robotix will use both in-class and off-site challenges and competitions to create a fun atmosphere in which to evaluate the student's creations: successes, failures and everything in between.