What is Robotics
Robotics is where computer science and engineering collide.
What is a Robot?
Robots, no matter the size or function, have the following characteristics:
- Sensing - Awareness of its surroundings (i.e., light sensors (eyes), pressure sensors (hands), chemical sensors (nose), sonar sensors (ears).
- Movement - Move around its environment (i.e., on wheels, on legs, thrusters).
- Energy - Use a form of energy (i.e., solar, electrical, battery).
- Intelligence - Intelligence = programmable
Robots are fun to play with at any age; but building robots is amazing. This is why SCPS is dedicated to expanding students interaction with robots through the incorporation of STEM activities in the curriculum and after-school.
Examples of Robotics in SCPS, but not limited to:
WeDo 2.0 - Elementary
SeaPerch - Elementary, Middle, and High
RCX/NXT Robotics Club - Elementary
EV3 Robot Club - Elementary, Middle, and High
Virginia Demonstration Project (VDP) - Middle
FIRST Lego League/Tech Challenge/Robotics Challenge - Middle and High
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Dinah Robinson, CTE & Workforce Preparedness Lead
(540) 658-6000 ext. 297
Lisa White-Murrill, CTE Teaching & Learning Facilitator
(540) 658-6000 ext. 272
Tracey Chestnut, CTE Support Specialist
(540) 658-6000 ext. 279
Sherry Denny, CTE Support Specialist
(540) 658-6000 ext. 295
Deb Fenzau, CTE Administrative Assistant
(540) 658-6000 ext. 271