Robotics

 

 

   

           

SKD ROBOTICS TEAM

* We Build Stuff *

In the fall of 2017, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School introduced its 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to world of robotics.   In January of 2018, the team expanded to include our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Many thanks to a generous supporter of SKD for getting our program started and to Mrs. Dorneman, Mrs. Senoyuit for their leadership of the varsity team and Mr. McWilliams for his leadership of the junior team.

What is FIRST LEGO League & Robotics?

FIRST LEGO League gives students in elementary and middle school as well at their coaches the opportunity to solve common problems.  Following a set of rules, the team works together to accomplish “missions” on a playing field.  Students research common real-world problems, work together to find a solution, then they design, build and program a robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit.  Each season, the theme changes which provides students with the opportunity to exercise their creativity.  Check out the FIRST LEGO League website for further information at https://www.firstinspires.org/

The really cool thing about robotics is there is something for everyone!  Although robotics is STEM education through fun, you don’t have to be an expert in science or math to participate.  Robotics offers a chance for students to explore, strategize, build, share ideas, make friends and be part of a TEAM.  Of course teams want to win, but FIRST has redefined winning by “rewarding teams for achievements not necessarily gained on the field of play − excellence in design, demonstrated team spirit, Gracious Professionalism®, community outreach, and more are recognized with awards. Winning is always secondary to the quality of the overall experience”.

Come check out our team and see what SKD ROBOTICS is all about!

6th, 7th & 8th grade varsity team meets on Monday in the school cafeteria from 3-4:30pm. For further details please contact Mrs. Senoyuit, asenoyuit@skdschool.org or                                                       Mrs. Dorneman, mrsdorneman@skdschool.org

 

The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade team meets on Monday and Wednesday. Please contact Mr. McWilliams for further details at tmcwilliam@skdschool.org

For the 2018-2019 school year, the SKD Robotics Teams will participate in First Lego League and First Lego League Junior Challenges.  More details to come!