Robotics Club - Robotics Projects Track
Overview of our Robotics ClubThe Storming Robots Robotics Club is an engineering program for children from grades 4 to 12. We MUST emphasize that our programs: focus on using Robotics Projects to instill and strengthen engineering disciplines and analytical mind, not just robotics itself. See our Culture and Motto.
Culture and Motto at Storming Robots RoboclubStorming Robots believes students should ...
About Our StudentsKids love Storming Robots! Our students are enthusiastic, and many come back year after year.
Robotics Projects GroupThis is a trimester-based weekly forum for those who are interested in pursuing robotics projects. In this subgroup, students will:
Computer Science / Algorithms groupThis subgroup has four levels. Levels II through IV go beyond what is covered in Advanced Placement Computer Science A.
This subgroup is for students who:
MentorshipThe most outstanding roboclub members who demonstrate maturity to self-discipline will be selected to perform mentorship for robotics classes, competitive teams, and even competitive events coordination. They will have opportunity to actively be involved in creating visions and plans, trying to articulate them, and exercise the commitment to completion. Through mentorship, they truly gain the sense of leadership in dedication, integrity, assertivenes, magnanimity, and humility.
Roadmap for Engineering Learning PathOur programs offer a scaffolding learning roadmap that students follow from grade 4 to 12. Programs for students in grades 8 to 12 usually involve projects that require algorithmic and computational thinking and analysis. For the students who have been with us for several years, we provide detailed guidance. Individualized roadmaps are created for their four years in high school based on their personal learning style, interests, strengths and weaknesses. We have found that this helps students to define themselves clearly and boosts their competitiveness in the college application process. Many students joined Storming Robots since their primary school years until they graduated to College. They continuously accumulate their engineering in robotics and computer science knowledge. We provided opportunity to cover advanced level work. We do not use the term 'Advanced' loosely in order to boost enrollment. Advanced level usually means work reaching college level, which boost their competitiveness in entering college engineering project teams during college years. If you are one of our roboclub parents, you may Email us to inquire a copy of the detailed roadmap.
Students Evaluation ReportParents will receive Work Habit Report at the end of Fall and Spring term, as well as a Technical Performance Report at the end of each school year.
Special note: No report in the Winter term except for:
End of Term Students PresenationFor beginners, there is a mandatory technical presentation or mini-contest at the last robotics classe of each trimester. This is a form of assessment on students' learning progress.
Performance BadgesThis system is at its infancy and still under development. More enhancement will be put in place in the future in order to solidify the effectiveness of this merit-based reward system. Please contact the office about the digital badges available
Our Robotics Online Forum - 24x7
This forum, is designed for our students, all between age 10 and 18. For security purpose, only students and parents will be given access to the forum. All other registration requests will be rejected.
In addition, all postings will be closely monitored.
Prerequisites:Although most of our students have outstanding academic records in math and science, we recognize that even those who do not have top grades often have tremendous potential. Therefore, while many of our students are enrolled in “gifted and talented” programs at their schools, this is not a prerequisite for joining our programs, and we welcome any student who has a genuine interest in robotics and engineering. There are a few attributes we feel are essential to enjoy and succeed in our Roboclub. Students wishing to participate must:
Computer LabOur networked computers lab contains a multitude of programming environments to choose from, including a sophisticated, but intuitive graphical interfaced programming language, and different flavors of C compilers for the RCX and NXT platforms.
Internet access is facilitated for accessing educational and teaching resources only.