Annette Ward

Annette Ward

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VEX Robotics A Tool To Engage Students in STEAM Curriculum Students in the STEAM classes will focus on designing and constructing a VEX robot that can be used performing different tasks. The main objective of this project is to engage students in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in a fun manner and provide hands on opportunity to explore and experience for themselves. This engagement will naturally encourages team work, problem solving skills and leadership role in this young age. Students will be involved in using techniques learned in arts discipline to design a model of the robot that will be used for this project. During each stage of building a unit they will check the operations of the functions by connecting the brain of the robot and writing codes. In doing this they will also learn the concepts in computer engineering field. Finally they will connect the controller to the robot and operate the robot through the controller. Using the constructed robot students will collect the data regarding the speed of the robot by measuring the distance and time taken for a specific time period. They will also collect data on the gear ratio required for specific actions. Students will build codes to perform various operations. Completion of this project will allow students to go for VEX robotic competition within the state or out of state. This robot can also be used by the JROTC group to showcase their talent at the Army USA skills competition. Experience learnt from designing, construction and coding by STEAM students can help JROTC students to perform well in their competition.

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