The SSPF STEM/Robotics Program’s approach is to build on the strengths, interests, skills, and talents of students who would not likely participate in traditional school activities such as after-school clubs and/or sports. The robotics program ignites an enthusiasm for discovery in Science, Technology, Engineering and (STEM) in students ages 9 to 18.
Unlike other community programs, SSPF promotes an understanding of the importance that engineers and inventors play in the world’s economy. Understanding of the role they will play in creating our future, as well as the income they can earn, they end up with a clear defined rationale and purpose.
Each year, SSPF Robotics’ elementary, junior high and community high school teams embark on adventurous challenges based on current and real word issues. Guided by professional team coaches and assisted by university and high school mentors. The students are engaged in hands-on real world engineering.
Through the STEM/Robotics program, participants will:
- Research and solve real-world problems based on a Challenge theme
- Research and design solutions and present them through written, verbal and non verbal communication to competition judges;
- Build autonomous, remotely controlled and underwater robots using engineering concepts learned during the yearly competition;
- Participate in SSPF’s Calculus Club and one regional as well as one statewide calculus competition per year;
- Participate in a physics and chemistry workshop;
- Participate in several in state as well as out of state robotics competitions;
The STEM/Robotics program:
- Entices students to think like scientists and engineers;
- Provides a fun, creative, hands-on learning experience;
- Teaches students to experiment and overcome obstacles;
- Inspires students to participate in science and technology;
- Enlightens students with a vision, purpose, and action plan on both a small and large scale.
Robotics World Championship
No matter what the student’s subject interest, the program offers an opportunity for engagement. Whether it is by creativity, technology, or research, the program dares kids to test, explore, expand, or completely change feelings and interest for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and teaches them the skills continue their education in these exciting and rewarding careers.
Classes are offered every Saturday mornings at Harford Sylvia EncinasElementary School, located at 700 N Hartford St. Chandler, AZ 85225. For additional information, contact Alberto L. Esparza at 480-310-2018.
2015 Summer Stem Camp
2015 Spring Science Extravanganza
2015 AZ East Rookie All Star Champions
2014 FLL Robotics Regional