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The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages secondary students in a team-oriented robotics competition.  By designing, building, programming and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces learning.

 

Botball starts with a workshop where representatives from each team learn about current robotics technology.  Teachers and students are trained to design, build and program their robots from scratch.  Following the workshop, students are given 8 weeks to create a robot or a team of autonomous robots to achieve a specific task.  Student teams pit their robots head-to-head in a fast paced, non-destructive competition. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on a game board without the need for remote control.

By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball addresses the need for well-prepared, creative, yet discipline students with leadership and teamwork experience.