STEM Tag

Every day after school, a school bus arrives at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church to deliver children to the LIGHT Program hosted there. The LIGHT after-school program seeks to bring Gospel-centered after-school care to under-served children in Broward County. Through daily academic support, scriptural engagement, elective activities, and free play, children at LIGHT have the opportunity to engage in Learning, Innovation, Gospel, Hope, and Technology. Regularly, WA robotics students have been crossing the street to visit the LIGHT Program and support this mission. The team hosts STEM workshops with the children, has demonstrated their robot to them, and gave them an hour...

WA middle school robotics team, Team 11204 Shark A-Tech, participated in the FIRST FTC South Florida League Championship on Saturday, January 13, to finish out their season. Shark A-Tech started the day off with several good matches, and their robot performed well. Unfortunately, the team was matched to alliances that had problems with their robots, eliminating hopes of a top-ranked finish. “It has been a challenging year with many things learned,” lead mentor Sonja Timmer said. “Many thanks to the parents who have supported the team throughout the season by purchasing field items, volunteering at events, providing food for the hungry students, and creating wonderful...

The Robotics season kicked-off Saturday, January 6, with a great beginning to build on at WA! New records were set: more than 90 people participated (59 students and 45 team members), and the team received $11,000 in support. Other highlights were the 11 WA alumni who returned and the 16 mentors who assisted in Saturday’s meeting. WA Robotics Shark Attack Team 744 created a parody video “How Far We’ll Go” and is a finalist in the FIRST Robotics Parody Competition. These smart students are showcasing their musical talents to win this battle, and your vote for their video can send them...

What an exciting and challenging day Team 11204 Shark A-Tech had at Poinciana STEM School for their second robotics tournament! We had several matches where we performed well, and a few that pushed the team beyond their limits, but the team handled the challenges with humor and perseverance. During our last match when our alliance member flipped themselves onto their side during the autonomous period, and our drive team made up of Robert Loucks, Jordan Yu, and Layton McCartney, went to their aid and righted their robot! What an amazing display of not only gracious professionalism but Christlike character. Click here...

Our Middle School Robotics, FTC Team 11204, participated in a competition on Saturday, November 18. Challenged with a bumpy start, the team updated their FTC app during field inspections and pulled together to end with a respectable finish. The team will be working hard to improve driving and may make some design changes before the South Florida Meet on Saturday, December 9. Special thanks to our parent-volunteers and supporters, and to the student and alumni mentors from Team 744, our high school FRC Team, Shark Attack....