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STEM Robotix Experimentation = Fun + Learning

May 28, 2019 06:17PM
Making a robot used to be a topic for science fiction, but today it’s practically a commonplace activity for kids. Robotics, the creating and programming of a robot, can be challenging. It incorporates the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math), teamwork, creativity, and logical thinking. But as the students of STEM Robotix will attest, it can also be a whole lot of fun! 

STEM Robotix is a learning center in Hanover providing robotics and other programming-related experiences to local youth through after-school and evening classes and summer camps. The facility offers grade 3–12 students the opportunity to explore, develop, and progressively learn the key concepts of STEM hands-on with the help of robotics systems that they design, program, and build.

Engaging Beginners, Challenging the Experienced

Robotics has been a part of STEM Robotix founder Randy Witwick’s life for decades. With a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, he has spent much of his career in the robotics and automation fields. He is an active member of the local robotics community in the Upper Valley, having coached FIRST LEGO League student teams for seven years and run training seminars for FLL coaches.

Knowing the importance of understanding and expanding this technology for the future, Randy’s educational programming draws on his engineering background to expose students to robotics, programming, and other STEM disciplines.

Classes at STEM Robotix are wide ranging enough to engage the beginner and challenge the experienced programmer. Introductory classes focus on learning how to design, build, and program a robot. More advanced classes teach general computer-programming languages and algorithm development. STEM Robotix offers new classes each semester, based on student interest and ability. Classes such as robotic art construction, fractal designs, and printer/plotters provide more opportunities for both beginner and more advanced students to try new robotic applications.

Visit stemrobotix.com for more information about the Fall Open House and program offerings.

45 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH
(603) 653-0060

stemrobotix.com

 

By Anne Richter Arnold

Photos by Ian Raymond

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