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After-School Programs

Robotic Warriors Club

Every other Wednesday, beginning Sept. 6, 2023
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Registration Cost: $375

The Robotic Warriors Club Is a yearlong (16 weeks) after-school program developed to teach middle school and high school students about design, development, programming and construction of robots through hands-on learning. Students will receive two hours of instruction every other Wednesday from Indiana Tech engineering faculty and advisors who have experience in robotics.

The program has two divisions—an introductory division for seventh- and eighth-graders to introduce them to the basics of robotics through Mazebots, and an advanced division for eighth- through 12th-graders that will guide them toward advance robotic design and programming.

A primary goal for the Robotic Warriors Club is to prepared student teams to enter one of their own robots in the annual National Robotics Challenge (NRC) in Marion, Ohio. Indiana Tech has supported teams in the NRC since 1995 and has a long history of winning at this competition. This year’s NRC will be April 17 through 20.

The cost per student for the Robotic Warriors Club is $375 for the full year. Students will receive hands-on instruction, a t-shirt and swag, and snacks during meetings. The club fee also covers entry fee and hotel cost for the NRC competition. Additionally, robotics kits, 3D printing and tools will be available to students throughout the program.

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Girls Tech Takeover

Thursdays, beginning Sept. 28

The Girls Tech Takeover is a 10-week after-school club for middle school ladies where they will explore and learn about technology, coding and new gadgets. Girls will learn new skills, build community and grow their confidence in computer science through hands-on exploration.

This semester’s Girls Tech Takeover is for Memorial Park Middle School students. Club meetings are held in Memorial Park’s library from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Future semesters will be held at other partner schools.

Middle School STEAM Club

Coming Spring 2024
Registration cost: $200

Middle School S.T.E.A.M. Club is a 10-week after-school program where students will explore career options in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Middle school-aged students will participate in hands-on activities and receive mentorship from highly qualified university faculty. Student will also receive session program materials, a program t-shirt and snacks. This program is set to launch in spring 2024. More details will be available soon about dates, times and locations.

Kids Robotics Academy

Coming spring of 2024
Registration Cost: $225

The Kids Robotics Academy is a set of after-school programs within the Indiana Tech STEAM Academy that focuses on three levels of robotic exploration. These programs aim to introduce students to the world of robotics.

Level 1—Elementary School Robotics Workshops: The academy will take robotics to area Fort Wayne Elementary schools to do hands-on workshops with K-5 students.

Level 2—Middle School Robotics: Through our partnership with STARBASE Indiana Fort Wayne Advance Program, this program will take place in specific area middle schools and will teach students how to do CAD drawings, problem solve and navigate robotic challenges.

Level 3—High School Robotics Academy: Hosted on Indiana Tech’s Fort Wayne campus for 10 weeks, high school students will experience hands-on learning in robotic design, 3D printing and prototyping from Indiana Tech faculty. This program is open to students in grades 9 through 12. The cost is $225 and covers program robotics materials, a program T-shirt and snacks.