Dowd Family Grant: Robotics
- School Year: 2013-2014
- Applicants: Rachel Kane
- School: Sedgwick Middle School
- Subjects: Technology
This grant funds an after school Robotics Club at Sedgwick Middle School for approximately 50 students in all grade levels. This robotics club will expose students to 3 different types of robots: VEX Robotics, Seaperch Robotics , and First Lego League Robots. The students will create multiple robotic systems and will also test their skills by competing in statewide events. The robots are aligned with STEM components and will enhance the students' design, problem solving, and creative thinking skills. Participation in the Robotics Club will act as a foundation for future technology classes the students will take and will enhance their teamwork skills .