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Students in Texas High School Learn to Build Robots With Their Own Program

Students in Texas High School Learn to Build Robots With Their Own Program

February 27, 2018

Students at Texans Can Academy – Fort Worth Lancaster and Texans Can Academy – Westcreek were recently granted the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with STEM Robotics professional, Raul Deleon, in a STEM Robotics Camp Session. Faculty members from Fort Worth Lancaster and Fort Worth Westcreek, Monique Lewis-Glover and Ouiza Mahouch, assisted with assembling the program. Raul Deleon is an engineer with NASA who meets with the students three times a week to share his knowledge about robotics and the importance of using coding in everyday life.

STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, are a series of career fields and focuses that are collectively considered the core tools for creating an advanced culture. During the STEM Robotics Camp Session students at Texans Can Academies – Fort Worth Lancaster and Fort Worth Westcreek were prompted to draw their very own version of a robot and then were paired in groups to learn the step-by-step process on how to create a robotics program using animal language.

The students then proceeded with their learnings by using and editing their self-made programs to bring their design to life with LEGO® Robots.

“It’s important to us to be able to offer this kind of exposure to our students,” said William Arevalo, principal at Texans Can Academy – Fort Worth Lancaster. “STEM courses aren’t just classes you study for to get a job in software – they help you in the medical, financial, journalism or even political fields as well.”

Research by Change the Equation states that STEM jobs are projected to grow by 13% between 2017 and 2027. This percentage is compared to nine percent for non-STEM jobs – with positions in computing, engineering, and advanced manufacturing leading the industry.

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