Growing Up With Robots

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The Growing Up with Robots initiative aims to bring robotics education to underserved students in Fairfax County.


Overview

Ever since 2018, we have strived to help spread our enthusiasm for STEM to young students in our community.

Over these past years, we’ve worked with our school (TJHSST) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to build the Growing Up with Robotics initiative to bring an extensive and complete STEM education to students from FCPS Title I schools through robotics classes, taught with a cirriculum we designed specifically to help students discover robotics to their fullest potential. Just last year, through our Saturday instructional sessions and summer camps, we’re proud to have been able to teach 100 students from Title I schools, among many others! In addition, we’ve strived to present at STEM faires, community events, and various exhibitions and expos to further our STEM and robotics impact on our local community.



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Students at one of our Saturday sessions at school learning about one of the LEGO EV3 robot sensors!


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Students debugging an issue with their LEGO robot. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!


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Presenting to the annual Fairfax County Public Schools Title I Schools Conference to Title I School principals.


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With former Fairfax County School Board member-at-large, Ryan McElveen, after presenting at the annual FCPS Title I Schools Conference.


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Students tinkering with LEGO parts to build their own robot mechanisms and attachments.


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Students in the process of rebuilding their robot after some tests and trials.


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With former Fairfax County School Board member-at-large, Ryan McElveen, at our school’s annual STEM exhibition for young students.


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At FCPS School Board meeting with FCPS School Board members, FCPS superintendent, and TJHSST principal.