Students that attend our middle school are typically classified as At-Risk with all of our students receiving free lunch. We have students from 6th to 8th grade. These students don't have the same access to the experiences that students in more affluent districts enjoy. Our students sometime lack the belief that STEM careers are available to them and that they can excel in the field.
My goal is to implement a systemic, high caliber STEM education program tailored to our local curricular needs, which immerses a community of 6-8th graders in every facet of authentic engineering experiences.
We are a very young FIRST robotics team. Our first year taught us a lot about teamwork, commitment, and engineering principles. The robot we built performed well at competitions but we have lots of ideas on how to improve it. While in competition, we realized that we could improve our robot by changing wheels. We are currently limited with our wheel choices because we don't have any additional wheels. The aluminum channel parts will allow us to explore arms, elevators and grabbers to add to our robot design.
The team realized that we need some additional parts to help some of our ideas become reality.
We are hoping that these parts will help us explore our continuing interest in robotics and help us create a more robust, complex robot for this season's competition. We want to continue to inspire our school and community with our team!
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