WCS 5th Annual Elementary Robotics Showcase announced for March

Photo Provided by David Burden, Washington STEM Coach
The 5th Annual Elementary Robotics Showcase will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 10 am-noon at the high school’s new Tiger Recreational and Activity Center (TRAC). The showcase is designed to inspire students to be innovative as they program and engineer solutions to the new engineering and programming challenge of Lego soccer.
Everyone in attendance is encouraged to participate by getting up close and involved as they learn about what students have discovered and accomplished. The purpose of the event is to further progress STEM education in WCS so that more students are given exposure to career possibilities and ignite passions that many of them have in engineering and programming. Authentic learning takes place in the real world with students teaming up to solve problems and come up with innovative solutions. All 4th-6th grade students from all eight elementary schools in WCS are able to participate.

Volunteers are needed to help by refereeing the games showcased at the robotics event. David Burden, Brock Rhodes, and Josh Wall are organizing the event and will oversee all volunteers and participants. All volunteers will be given a free t-shirt and complimentary coffee and donuts for the showcase. The responsibility for volunteers is simply to help make sure students play fairly, take turns, and have fun doing it.

The elementary robotics showcase is free to the entire community! WCS invites the community to come out and cheer on the next generation of engineers, programmers, innovators, and problem-solvers. For additional information or interest in volunteering, please contact David Burden at  dburden@warsawschools.org