Robotic Clubs are supported by the Foundation at every middle and high school in the District, and is expanding into elementary schools. During the 2017-18 school year, $37,500 in Foundation funding gave 461 students at 10 schools an opportunity to learn in robotics clubs.
Schools robotics clubs compete in local and regional competitions, with the possibility of advancing to the world competition if their robots perform well, using Lego Mindstorm Robotics kits. Students and teachers shared the following:
“I found something that I love to do.” - Robotics Club Member
“Honestly, it’s completely given me a purpose to get up in the morning.” – Robotics Club Member
"Robotics is more than just robots: it’s a platform to learn and grow as an individual. Every year we put Issaquah Schools Foundation grant money into an area that will ensure our success and the growth of our message to the community and beyond.... We recently won an Engineering Inspiration award at our competition. This award, one of the highest honors a team can receive, recognizes our team’s success in spreading STEM passion to other robotics teams as well as the community and kids around us." - T. Oney, Graduation Specialist & Robotic Mentor, Liberty High School
It is estimated that over 75% of students participating in high school robotics clubs pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
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