Our project-based programs include:
FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4–8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. The positive impact on FIRST Robotics Competition participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% have more interest in doing well in school and 92% are more interested in attending college.
G3 Drones For Good is an exciting STEM competition involving drones for students in grades 6–8. Middle school students will will build and fly their own K’Nex based drones to develop an innovative drone-based solution to a problem in their community, state, or the world.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) competition challenges K–12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace.