Halstrom Blog Post
How Robotics Courses Cover All Aspects of STEM
One of the most prominent education initiatives today is that of STEM. STEM seeks to emphasize the increasingly important subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Courses that cover all four areas of STEM are highly valuable. Robotics not only includes subject matter that covers all aspects of STEM, it is fun, engaging, and fascinating for students.
Since its first introduction to the world, the concept of robotics has fascinated both adults and children alike. It's no wonder then that students of all ages flock to courses that allow them hands-on interaction with robots. This year, almost 2,000 students attended the USC Viterbi Robotics Open House, according to USC Viterbi. Events such as these show students how courses in robotics make use of the science behind robotic movement, the technology needed to bring creations to life, the engineering required to bring imagination to reality, and the math inherent in all aspects of the robotics process.
Taking a course in robotics can inspire students to look towards careers in the field. Jobs in the field of robotics include titles such as robotics engineer, software developer, technician, and more, according to Grad School Hub.
Until these courses become standard in the classroom, summer courses are a great way for kids to have fun while becoming familiar with STEM subjects. Halstrom Academy offers a summer course in robotics for students in grades 6-12, and promises both a great introduction to robotics, as well as a fun challenge. The course at Halstrom is UC a-g approved which counts towards high school graduation requirements. Plus students can earn a full year of high school course credit in just 10 weeks.
Halstrom Academy provides several summer courses that fall under the STEM umbrella. If you'd like to know more, you can contact them here.