The Robotics Club is one of our enrichment programs where students learned and applied concepts that translate well into STEM careers. This program offered opportunities to design, construct, and program robots in preparation for regional competitions.
Students were challenged with identifying an opportunity to help communities improve their physical and mental health through movement. Nahla (3rd grader) and Carleon (4th grader) developed an inclusive outdoor park for kids with physical and developmental disabilities. Nahla says, “Not only did we learn to code, but we learned [why it is important] to accept everyone for who they are.” To accommodate wheelchairs and other disabilities, they created adaptive swing sets, merry-go-rounds, seesaw, and other inclusive equipment.
The team earned the Innovative Impact Award, recognizing them as “problem solvers and thinkers of the future,” and the Challenge Solution Award for demonstrating “excellent problem solving skills that provide a helpful solution.”
Girls Code, too!
WSG's Robotics Team Presentation: https://youtu.be/GNXzF-YuTmc