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Indiana Tech Explorer Post #2829

Every other Wednesday Beginning Aug. 24
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This program, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, is open to boys and girls from grades 7 through 12. The yearlong after-school program teaches students about the development of software, electronics and the overall construction of robots. Its primary focus is to prepare entries for the annual National Robotics Challenge (NRC). Since the post’s inception at Indiana Tech in 1995, it has won nearly 200 awards, including 54 gold awards and 11 Honda Innovation Award nominations.

STEAM Career Explorer Club #2819

Coming fall of 2023

This program, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, is open to middle school boys and girls from grades 6 through 8. It gives kids an opportunity to explore careers and discover possibilities for their future in STEAM fields. They will participate in hands-on activities and receive mentorship from highly qualified university faculty, all in a safe and professional learning environment. Students will meet every other week for two hours of fun and intentional community-based learning on Indiana Tech’s campus.

Site: In the Seitz Conference Center, second floor of Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus. Use Entrance 2 to enter campus at the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Schick Street. Turn left into the parking lot, which is adjacent to Andorfer Commons.

Girls TECH Takeover

Coming fall of 2023

This yearlong, after-school program will empower and motivate young ladies to pursue careers in science and technology. Participants will be mentored by Indiana Tech students who are pursuing STEM majors. They will learn computer programming skills that will impact their community and allow them to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Girls TECH Takeover will expand current Girls Who Code club activities to be more cohesive and integrated with new programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, HTML and SQTC.

Kids Robotics Academy

Coming fall of 2023

During this yearlong, after-school program, students K-12 will design and build robots. This skill set is becoming increasingly important, especially in the era of Industry 5.0 where robots and humans working together in the workplace is becoming more commonplace. Participants will learn how to design, build and program robots, based on rules and regulations. Kids 5 Robotics Academy programming is structured with engineering disciplines to challenge students of all grade levels to reach their full potential and improve their critical thinking skills, communication skills, teamwork and programming skills.

Elementary students: Will become familiar with LEGO WeDo and EV3 platforms

Middle school students: Will become familiar with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printing for robot construction

High school students: Will learn to integrate software programming and hardware to achieve more sophisticated tasks and prepare to participate in annual regional robotics competitions, such as the First® Robotics Competition and the Collegiate Robotics Football Conference competition.