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STEM Educators Guide: Robotics: Guide Introduction

Introduction

Robotics competitions are self-motivating, fun, and provide hands-on applications of STEM skills. Robotics competitions teach the 21st Century skills, such as engineering and coding, and soft skills, such as teamwork and consensus building, that students will need to succeed. Being a Robotics coach is a challenging and rewarding experience. This guide is meant to serve as a resource for educators who are new to coaching robotics, as well as those with established robotics teams. Common tasks of coaches include:

  • Organizing and Managing the Team
  • Planning and Registering for Competitions
  • Recruiting Mentors
  • Fundraising
  • Recruiting Students
  • Sourcing Parts
  • Sourcing Tools
  • Finding a Space
  • Robot Design and Construction
  • Programming

Web Resources

LHL Books