Robotics Clubs USA Continues to Expand in San Anotnio and New Braunfels
2018-5-31 - San Antonio Texas
Robotics Clubs USA partners with San Antonio Bricks & MiniFigs! Starting June 2018 Robotics Clubs USA will be offering "Ultimate Lego® Challenge", summer Engineering and Robotics camps at the Helotes and San Antonio locations. Program topics include Lego® engineering with theme based activities: planes/trains/automobile, Star Wars®, city structures, MineCraft, and Lego® gears and structures. In addition, students will be introduced to robotics, using the Lego EV3 MindStorm system.
2018- 4 -10 - Comal ISD
Robotics Clubs USA expands program, offering STEM educational workshops for elementary and middle school teachers. These programs focus on STEM enrichment with an emphasis on robotics engineering and programming. Teachers will learn basic programming skills related to the Lego® MindStorm EV3 system in order to enhance completive robotics teams experience in the US FIRST FLL competitions. Programs include, "Basic EV3 Programming Skills" and "Basic Programming for the Classroom Teacher".
2017-11-13 - San Antonio, Texas
Robotics Clubs USA (RCU) continues to expand! Starting in January 2018, we wll be offering programs to six elementary and middle schools in the Comal Independant School District and two YMCA locations in North Central San Antonio.
2017-07-03 - San Antonio, Texas
Robotics Clubs USA (RCU) sponsored an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) team that competed at the International MATE competition in Long Beach, California. The San Antonio Express News wrote an excellent article about the team here.
2017-03-04 - San Antonio, Texas
Robotics Clubs USA (RCU) joins forces with North East Independent School District (NEISD) Community Education to offer 2017 summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at two elementary and two Middle school locations. Three different STEM educational programs will be offered for students in Grades 3 - 8: Engineering Apprentice grades 3 - 8; Engineering Journeyman grades 4 - 8; Engineering Masters grades 5 - 8.
Engineering Apprentice and Engineering Journeyman classes will be held at Vineyard Ranch Elementary School during June 12 - 16 and 19 - 23. Additionally, the same classes will be held at Hidden Forest Elementary School during July 10 - 14 and 17 - 21.
NEISD Community Education has never targeted summer programs to the middle school age in the past. For the first time, NEISD Community Education and RCU will be offering STEM educational classes at the middle school level. Beginning with Engineering Masters Level 1 at David Lee “Tex” Hill and Bradley Middle Schools, starting June 5 - 9 (Monday - Thursday) and 12 - 16. These two-week classes are broken up into a morning (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) and afternoon (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) class.
The joint venture creates a new opportunity for students wanting to participate in STEM focused programs during the 2017 summer break. NEISD Community Education and Robotics Clubs USA are excited about the coming summer. Summer program catalogs will be available in early April 2017.
For more information about the programs visit www.roboclubusa.com for more information.
Hill Robotics Qualifies For FIRST FLL Reginoals
2017-02-14 - San Antonio,Texas
Creating a legacy, the “Tex” Hill Middle School robotics program, led by Dr. Jeffrey Kahl, advances two robotics teams, winning first place and runner-up, in the first annual “Tex” Hill Middle School US FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition.
Tex Hill is entering its third year and in the first two years fielded 15 FLL teams, qualifying five teams for the super regional event. In its third year, the school stood up two robotics teams, comprised of ten students each. The Virtual Tigers came away with top honors and the Pet-nologist were runners-up, both earning a spot to the FLL Alamo-East competition, to be held on March 11, at Metzger Middle School, where both teams will compete for a chance to advance to the FLL World Championship.
US FIRST is the premium robotics completion around the world, engaging students from grades 4 – 8 in a STEM competition that covers four major areas: robot games, core values, research project, and engineering and design. Each team designs a robot to complete as predesigned robot missions as possible in a two-and-a-half minute game. The robot missions require teams design and program a robot with multiple functionalities. This is where the students showcase their engineering and programing skills to spectators.
Behind closed doors, in front of a panel of qualified judges, the teams present a unique problem associated with the competition theme “Animal Allies”. Teams are to research problems associated with animals and their interaction with humans. The Virtual Tigers designed a virtual surgical system that utilizes 3D gaming controls with medical imaging to create a virtual surgical environment that would replace “vivisection” or unnecessary animal surgeries that are conducted for research purposes in emergency medicine and cosmetic surgery. The Pet-nologist designed a web-based application that connects pet sitters with pet owners, integrates the ability for communication and chat sessions between animal sitter and owner, and finally brings a knowledge base of animal care to owners and caregivers.
The Virtual Tigers won first place and its members are: Joshua Kraly, Konnor McKie, Kaleb McKie, Stephen Ebeling, Kenneth Vasquez, Caitlyn Green, Sierra McDermed, Sofia Meja, Diego Cabello, and Ernest Files. The Pet-nologist members are: Tanner Clemons, Megan Fitton, Kim Gomez, Zolie Lasowski, Kyle Kelsey, Miguel Hernandez, Charles Deling, Aidan Gyuette, and Patrick Mowad.