When I talk about Robotech STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), a project that’s part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, one word comes to my mind, PASSION. My project was selected for funding by the Bayer Volunteering Program 2015and it’s truly changing the lives of boys and girls by giving them a fun and educational outlet to the field of robotics.
Using Lego Mindstorms, a self-contained kit that provides an introduction to robotics, students, working in groups, use the kits and tutorials to build and program a robot that interacts with its environment in many ways. I currently have a robotics team aged 14-18 that started in the program in 2014 and this is their third year in the project. They also work with local college programs and get a taste for STEM which is an invaluable experience.