A collaborative effort with Breakthrough Miami funded by The Children’s Trust and hosted by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. StarBot Academy inspires, engages and educates 120 under resourced students from 47 different schools in Miami through a 34 week hands-on “Introduction to Engineering and Technology” program where the students are immersed in the exciting world of technology and innovation.
The 305 Consortium was created by the founders of StarBot. The “305” is a grassroots group of teachers, mentors, students, administrators, business executives and parents who meet regularly to find ways to offer young people as many STEM related events as possible. From robot competitions, VEX, BattleBots, and LEGO, to ERGO (Energetic Ray Global Observatory), to the Bio-Blitz, with National Geographic and the National Parks Service, STEM projects with the Boy Scouts of America, and supporting the STEM TECH Olympiad, the “305” finds diverse ways of engaging the young people in stimulating STEM projects.
A one week immersion program designed by a female high school engineering student that is directed towards middle school girls who are struggling with math and science. The program immerses the girls in projects that are stimulating as well as fun, all centered round robotics and technology. The girls leave the camp energized about bringing their newfound love for math and science back into their classrooms at the beginning of the school year!
StarBot offers Teachers and Instructors the opportunity to come and play and learn as well. Providing continuing education for teachers and instructors in the fields of robotics and engineering is a priority as the United States faces a challenge to keep providing a workforce that can be competitive in the global market. The importance of keeping our teachers up to date with the latest advances in engineering and robotics ensures that the students move forward with the tools and skills they need to succeed.
Students are offered more than 40 classes that relate to Engineering, Robotics and Technology. From Design Methodologies to Communications and Marketing the soft skills necessary to be competitive in the world marketplace are addressed. Hands-on classes in electronics, welding, robot design, 3D design, SolidWorks, 3D printing, machining, trouble shooting and re-engineering.
In-school and After-school Enrichment
StarBot works with public schools, private schools, charter schools and other organizations to provide stimulating after school programs to students from Pre-K4 through high school. From DUPLO and We Do LEGO robotics, to VEX and VEX IQ and battling robots, the students learn and develop programming, design methodologies and problem solving skills.
StarBot offers Robotic and Engineering Camps for novices as well as seasoned builders. Over the years StarBot has been a driving force in bringing robotics camps to under-represented minority students. Summer Camps take the elements of math and science from the classroom and bring them to life through the design and building of fun robots that compete to see who has the best ideas.