RoboBots is Northeast Ohio’s combat robotics program for high school students. We’re a regional chapter of the National Robotics League and AWT administers the program. Students get real world manufacturing experience while building and competing their robot in a tournament.
Students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a unique experiential learning experience. This hands-on career exploration opportunity will allow them to truly experience what it means to work in manufacturing. Students will leave this experience with an increased awareness of the careers available to them and the educational opportunities linked to those careers. They will work alongside- not watch, work alongside engineers and machinists on the manufacturing floor. In addition they will develop relationships with industry partners that can lead to internship and career opportunities. As a result the students will be able to develop both technical and “soft” skills.
*Taken from the Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills, http://www.p21.org
Battling Robots provides a framework for schools and businesses to form a mutually beneficial relationship. The businesses benefit from the enthusiasm this project generates regarding manufacturing and the school benefits by growing a local business advocate for the school.
The coach will receive all of the support materials necessary to implement this project in his or her classroom or as a “club” experience. In addition, the teacher now has a community resource on which to call to help connect the students with what they are doing in the classroom to what they might do in the workplace. Industry partners can serve as classroom speakers, host field trips, and help teachers think of innovative ways to make use of local manufactures in enhance the implementation of the current curriculum. We are currently looking into the possibility of graduate credit for teacher participation in the Battling Robots competition.
Please contact AWT at 440.525.9017 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your school’s participation. You can also sign up for our email list for news, or follow us on social media for more informal information!
Follow this link, www.gonrl.org, to find out more about the competition and the requirements for the competition. The AWT will be follows the National Robotics League’s rules and regulations.
For more information on the National Robotics League, visit their website www.gonrl.org