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STEP Registration 2016-17

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

It’s finally here! Teams can now register online to begin preparing for the 2016-17 season. Kickoff is just around the corner (Oct 3rd). But, teams don’t have to wait for kickoff to start using our resources. Once the registration process is complete, teams may begin attending training classes and workshops. They may also begin using the Mentors & Makers facility. Take a look at our current class lineup on the schedule page. Oh yeah, the Kickoff Event is going to be HUGE! We’ve got an internationally recognized science/performance group lined up to really get you charged up for the season. You really don’t want to miss it. Coaches should click here to register...

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How STEP fits into the Big picture

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Frontpage-Banners, News | 0 comments

STEP is only one of the Brazos Robotics programs. We also have classes, workshops, clubs, summer camps, blogs, and an online journal for student publication. To understand some of the peculiar decisions we’ve made in designing STEP, you need to know how STEP fits into the bigger picture. It’s all part of our STEPpING Stones Vision. Historically, robotics competitions have been designed to target only a part of our student population. It makes sense. After all, whatever technology we choose to build our robots from will have some practical lower age limit. There is no practical way to have a competition between experienced high school students and fledgling elementary students. So, lower age groups are left out of the target “impact zone” until someone comes along and develops hardware, software, and techniques for those age groups. There are certainly some good products out...

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A Giant STEP in New Directions

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Frontpage-Banners, News | 0 comments

Brazos Robotics now hosts STEP Robotics. [Register your team now] Our prior BEST programming was good, but STEP offers amazing new possibilities. Some of the things that distinguish STEP from other competitions: STEP is accessible Private Schools Public Schools Home School Groups Other Education-Focused Groups K-5 inclusion (unique competition venue that gets younger kids involved) Intentional computer programming element Volitional about educational Value (integrated Mobile Education Unit that delivers STEM content) Science (game theme, game play, and hypothesis testing in white papers) Time Frame scaled appropriately for expanded learning objectives (full year opportunities) Evolving design challenge in circuit competition Summer training and bridging programs Shareable resources across dispersed locations Scalable program (flexible venue, cost sharing, relatively low expert volunteer commitment) More information will be populated on on this site quickly. Keen an eye out. Subscribe so you don’t miss a...

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