Skutt Catholic Robotics
Inspire and prepare our students for further STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and give them useful skills for a lifetime.
Robotic was started at Skutt Catholic in 2010 with eight students working to design, build and program two robots to compete in that year’s game. Skutt Catholic Robotics has qualified for multiple state, national, and world championships in the last seven years. The program has also seen rapid growth over the years. In 2016-2017, the Skutt Catholic Robotics team has over forty members working to design, build, program, and compete with eight unique robots.
The students in the Skutt Catholic Robotics program use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum principles to solve a real world challenge through the use of robotics. This is accomplished as students design, build and program a robot to accomplish the objectives in the current year’s game. Many of the students in the Robotics program will be the engineers and scientists of the future.
But there is much more to robotics than just STEM. It also teaches real world life skills such as teamwork, problem solving, project management and time management. And at Skutt Catholic, students are encouraged to give back to the robotics community through volunteering, mentoring, and putting on a robotics tournament for younger students. Because Robotics is so much more than STEM, it is a program for more than just future engineers and scientists - it is an opportunity for anyone to learn and grow.
The Skutt Catholic Robotics team meets after school and in the evenings. Competitions are usually on the weekends. Feel free to come and check us out!
For more information or to become a member of Skutt Catholic Robotics please contact Tom Jensen at SkuttCatholicRobotics@gmail.com