Decatur City Schools Robotics
E-News October 2015
DARC Sweeps Tennessee Valley BEST Robotics Competition
Congratulations to DARC robotics members led by CEO Claire Crane who won the following awards at the Tennessee Valley BEST Robotics competition over the weekend:
1st place BEST Award, 1st place Robotics Competition Winner, 1st place Spirit and Sportsmanship, 1st place Marketing Presentation, 1st place Most Photogenic Robot, 1st place Team Exhibit and Interview, 1st place Team Exhibit and Booth Construction, 1st place Engineering Notebook, 1st place Founder's Award for Creative Engineering Design, 1st place Most Robust robot,2nd place Elegant Robot Design, 2nd place Web Page Design, IGUS Top Gun Award, Software Design and Simulation Award, and the 1st place CAD design award was presented to Davis Earley.
The team will advance to the South's BEST Regional competition at Auburn University December 5th and 6th.
New Decatur City Schools Robotics Facebook Page
2016 Robotics Expo!
LEGO EV3 PROGRAMMING TRAINING
The trainer was Laura Jackson from Lego Education, Kansas City. She is a retired science teacher and a 9- year First Lego League Coach and judge.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ROBOTICS CLUBS
Austinville Elementary School
Banks-Caddell Elementary School
Benjamin Davis Elementary School
Andrea Richardson, Teacher
Ben Davis has a robotics class for all 2nd graders 75 minutes weekly during the 2nd 9 weeks. The 1st 9 weeks is spent teaching them about simple machines in STEM .
Chestnut Grove Elementary School
Eastwood Elementary School
Francis Nungester Elementary School
Julian Harris Elementary School
Leon Sheffield Elementary Magnet School
Somerville Road Elementary School
Walter Jackson Elementary School
West Decatur Elementary School
Woodmeade Elementary School
EV3 Robotics Resources
EV3 Tutorial: http://www.stemcentric.com/ev3-tutorial/
Robotics Lessons: http://www.ku-prism.org/resources/polar/robotlessons.html
NASA Robotics Lesson Plans: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/robotics/lessonplans/#.U7oZ_XkZdg0
MIDDLE SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAMS
Brookhaven Middle School
Brookhaven Competitive Robotics Team
Cedar Ridge Middle School
Oak Park Middle School
Oak Park Competitive Robotics Team
Oak Park Middle School and Cedar Ridge Middle School are participating in FLL this year!! Local Competition is November 14th!
The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. Teams, composed of up to ten students with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a pre-existing club or organization, homeschooled, or just be a group of friends who wish to do something awesome.
In FLL, the students do the work! And the work is programming an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, creating an innovative solution to a problem as part of their project, all while being guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what we call the FLL yearly Challenge.
HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS
Susan Haddock, Sponsor Kent Sanders, Assistant Coach
Joey Haddock, Steven Lamb, Doug Shoemaker,Marc Stewart, Anita Blunier, and Dana Stewart, Mentors
DARC participates in the BEST Robotics Competition
You get BEST, a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.
Through participation in our project-based STEM program, students learn to analyze
and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. It is these skills that industry seeks in its workforce.
Each fall, over 850 middle and high schools and over 18,000 students participate in the competition.
This year's theme is "Pay Dirt".
2015 Tennessee Valley BEST Kick-Off
Tennessee Valley BEST Competition Photos
South's BEST Robotics Competition
Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8am
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States
RSVPs are enabled for this event.