Sylvania STEM Center recently expanded to meet the needs of their robotics teams and to reach their long-term goal of offering STEM opportunities for all Sylvania-area students. Early elementary students use Legos to create a simple machine with a motor and a presentation board to explain their idea in an expo-type setting. Older elementary and middle school students use a special Lego robotics kit to program a robot, and they invent a machine to solve a specific problem. At this age, teams compete for awards and prize money. At the high school level, students move beyond Lego and use mechanical parts. While SSC is in a partnership with Sylvania Schools, the teams are parent-driven. The center began in SSC director Crystal Burnworth’s basement as a way for her son to work with robotics. Besides hosting teams, SSC wants to provide real-world experience from professionals. By connecting students with real-world professionals and experiences, SSC hopes to build the next generation of tech professionals.
Sylvania STEM Center is recruiting first, second and third grade students for team
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