Frequently Asked Questions
What are the current planned robotic classes?
Classes are held at various times during the week, both after school and on certain evenings/weekends. Please see the current Calendar for specific times.
Are there any prerequisites for taking a class?
All students should be on or above grade level for reading, writing and math. Unless specifically stated, no prior knowledge of robots, computers or programming is necessary.
Will the STEM Robotix instructor be able to coach my son/daughter on a First Lego League (FLL) team?
No, FLL team coaching is beyond the scope of what can reasonably be done. FLL teams work from the late summer through the fall and generally meet several times during the week. In addition, the FLL project requires work that is specifically not robot/programming related. However, parents that are interested in coaching a team may contact us for our suggestions based on our experience and past participation.
My son/daughter can't find a class time that fits with his/her schedule. Are there any other options?
While we are trying to make classes available on different days and at different start times we understand that there may be conflicts with other activities and/or parental constraints that make enrolling a student difficult. Please contact us directly to see if there are any alternate arrangements that can be made.
My son/daughter already knows how to build/program robots. Will he/she find this too easy or limited?
STEM Robotix is focused on progressively building the skills of the STEM disciplines and we look forward to helping all students learn to their fullest potential. While some students may already have programmed robots previously and/or experienced FLL competition, the classes offered will further expand both the understanding and application of all the STEM disciplines. Rest assured, all students will be challenged in a fun and cooperative environment.
Can I attend and observe my child during a session in progress?
Yes, as long as space permits. At this time, the class space is limited so we will need to control the number of occupants. Accordingly, no one other than parents will be allowed into any on-going sessions.
Can my son/daughter visit STEM Robotix to see if he/she would be interested in participating?
Absolutely. We are planning several Open Houses that would allow you and your child to check things out in person.