STEM Robotix adds a new Projects group
STEM Robotix is pleased to announce that it is expanding class offerings for the Fall 2016 semester with the addition of a new Projects group. This new group will allow experienced students to work on specific small team/individual projects based on their interests. Students in this group will take the lead in all aspects of their robot projects including design, construction, programming and refinement.
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.