Sci-Fi Gets Serious in Robotics Club
By Rivers Krantz
February 16, 2017
With engineering careers becoming popular in young adults, high schools don’t do much to prepare them for it. Many students would love to be able to learn programing in depth and learn how to build robots. Every day, but Wednesday, starting at 4 students come together to learn how to build, program and do so much more all while having fun.
While students tend to think that to join this club you have to have excessive knowledge about programing and building, but members argue that isn’t true. “You don’t have to like robots or be super smart, it for anyone who wants to gain experience and have some fun,” says Ben McConnell. It is a time where students can find people who have the same interest as them, while being taught in a unique way.
Members design and build their own robot with little help from mentors. "I have always been interested in building things and I had done programing before so I wanted to program the robot and gain some more experience," says Satyam Mistry, the main programer. It's all about gaining experience, having fun and learning new things.
Members work on everything together so they can gain some experience in programing, building, and much more. It helps student increase their knowledge in engineering and gain experience in this field. While they build the robot for fun, they also have a competition in late March. They compete against three other schools and, if they win, they will go to Worlds, the competition where the best robots go to compete to find out who is the absolute best.
Not only is it a great way to get involved in the school, but it looks great on college applications. Some join for the design team, some for the actual robot, but everyone who joins love it.
For more information, email Ms. Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her during class.