Robotics kits for future engineers.
Many people find the seeds of their future professions while walking the halls between classes during high school. Unfortunately not enough students today are choosing STEM-fields.STEM= Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
One school activity that has grown in popularity over the past few years is Robotics. Teams from area school compete in a number of robotics leagues. Bentonville, Gravette, Fayetteville, Springdale, Centerton, and other local schools all had teams competing in the VEX league during the 2018-19 school year.
Robotics is a game-based engineering challenge. Students start with a box of pieces, build a base structure, create and install mechanized components, and write computer code to instruct the robot on its movements. By virtue of being interdisciplinary it challenges students to think, innovate and problem-solve.
In an effort to support the exploration of engineering, design, coding, teamwork and cooperative learning, NWA Space is launching a campaign to raise $4000 which would be enough to purchase 12 kits to donate to area schools. Teams typically consists of 2-6 students.
Northwest Arkansas team sponsors will be required to complete a short application demonstrating they have more student teams than kits with each school campus receiving only one kit in an effort to spread our support to as many students as possible.
To support this campaign, please click the button and donate. Your future thanks you.
Robots!!! A robot begins life as a box of parts. Only the imagination of a team of students gives it life.