In the Robotics Team, the skills of Robotics and Mechanical Engineering start early through:
Basic through advanced LEGO brick and/or Technic building experiences.
younger robotics experiences like FIRST LEGO League (FLL) - Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) - Teams 3805 Atomic Robotics Team and 9880 Aftershock.
These programs allow students to explore and learn from doing with guidance from adults in the program. This model gives students the opportunity to learn it is ok to not be perfect and that they can learn from mistakes. Fields like computer science, engineering, programming, science, and technology (STEAM) are all guided by principles. Many of these principles are learned best by exploration and experience.
From the Atomic Robotics Team: 3805 Atomic Robotics is a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team from Edmonds Heights K-12. We consist of 11 middle and high school students who are exposed to technical design, 3D modeling, and programming while also building professional skills.
From the Aftershock Team: 9880 Aftershock is a rookie FTC team at Edmonds Heights K-12. Many of us are new to FTC, but we are learning skills in leadership, engineering, programming, and teamwork.
The teams are proud to be student-led, meaning that although our coaches and mentors provide guidance, students take initiative to accomplish goals and projects. In addition to building awesome robots and competing, our team focuses on reaching out to our community to help those in need and spread awareness of STEM.
Please contact Nancy Chang for more information.