Students worked on an engineering challenge to design and build a robot or mechanism using principles of mechanical design and programming. They learned many valuable skills including working together as a team, presenting in front of a group, and overcoming challenges they faced through the season.
The theme for the year is “Super Powered”, and all of the work was focused in this area. The them is developed each year by FIRST, (a worldwide Robotics community focused on preparing young people for the future) and included the study of energy sources, storage, and distribution of energy. Students learn how to conserve and innovate current alternative energy solutions.
Ms. Megan Jothen, Director of Instructional Technology and Robotics, chaired the event with support from Ms. Tracy Mummert, Pre-k Teacher and Lead Robotics Coach for Lower School, Ms. Nicole Branham, Lower School Robotics Coach, Ms. Nicole Pue, Lower and Middle School Robotics Coach, and Volunteer Parent Coaches Ms. Alex Jones and Ms. Ashley Cecil.