Robotics is a multi-disciplinary tool that is being increasingly used by over 5,000 schools worldwide to motivate, excite and inspire kids about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It inspires students to make connections across several disciplines rather than learning topics in isolation as it combines design, logic, mechanical, electronic and programming skills. Students are motivated to learn by creating their own robotic devices, while at the same time gaining a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary fields of study. In addition, robotics appeals to a broad range of students and allows multiple points of access to science and technology for a variety of learners.
Robotics is already playing a very pivotal and cutting edge role in diverse sectors such as manufacturing, avionics, biomedical, defense, automotive, and entertainment to name a few. As technology becomes increasingly more important in today's world, it is invaluable to not only learn how to use technology, but also to understand how to create it. Technology is the future and today's students are tomorrow's technologists. Robotics is an excellent springboard for this to take place.
The Robotics Club:
- teaches numeracy competence with numbers and measures;
- gives visual grasp of math and science;
- builds logical thinking;
- brings out innovation and creativity;
- teaches through discovery (cause and effect learning);
- enhances problem solving skills;
- develops teamwork;
- helps in absorbing future technologies with ease;
- develops time, task and self-management skills.
Robotics also enables students who seek to attend a college or universities that offer engineering as a major to obtain scholarships based on their involvement in a robotics program.