Robotics Inspires STEM Education
The future is technology. In any society students must be equipped with more than just a basic education. Working in a resource-poor country it takes creativity to get students on a competitive skill level with the rest of the developed world. Focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects can help to set students up with the skills they will need to find a job. Using robots, students are able to learn skills such as creativity, logic, problem solving, team work and the use of technology. It is a higher thinking activity. The Mindstorm Lego robot kits and FIRST Global competitions that our students work with are all about solving world problems, adding in a much larger and more important component to the work.
What are We Doing?
- FIRST Global robotics competition - the first competition was in Washington D.C. in 2017, then Mexico City in 2018, then Dubai in 2019 and in 2020 happening virtually. Team Honduras has participated in every competition up until now. We are proud to provide support, as long as possible, for our student's talent. We are always fundraising and seeking government partnerships to continue the project.
- Lego Mindstorm Robotics - Originally started by volunteer Sandy Carey at our bilingual school in 2017. This initiative has quickly expanded in the past years to 8 more schools as interest in FIRST global grew . We have hosted regional competitions since 2018 and continue adding more teams along our Frontera reach area, welcoming anybody interesting in robotics.