Interested in being part of a competitive robotics club?

Our after school Tri-County Robotics Club is open to all students in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties of WV.
Click here to check out our club’s website for more information.

The future is being built today.

How do you turn metal and plastic into something that makes life better? The world is full of problems waiting for a solution, and solutions waiting to be improved. Engineers are the ones who say “I can find a better way to do that”.

Through competition and project management, students in the Robotics program learn how to work as a team to develop solutions to engineering problems. The class is presented with specific challenges, and then students develop solutions. They design and build a robot to perform the tasks presented in the challenge. Team members collaborate to brainstorm, research, and test mechanical designs and programming code.

Students in this program develop the problem solving skills needed to succeed in the challenging fields of computer science and engineering, with the interpersonal and leadership skills to prepare them for project management.

What you will do in this class

Construct and program robots to perform various tasks. Compete in VEX and SkillsUSA competitions at the statewide level with the opportunity to compete in National and World level competitions. Prototype using a 3D printer and Autodesk software. Write and test programs in real and virtual simulations.

Skills you will learn

Robot design and fabrication, prototyping and 3D printing, mobile robotics programming, electronic systems, sensors and motor control, basic applied physics

Tools you will use

Windows PC’s, Microsoft Office, programming software, VEX robotic kits, programmable controllers, engineering journals, 3D design software, 3D printer, hand tools

Major Units of Study

Introduction to Robotics
Engineering Notebook
Robotic Systems
Programming
Motors, Gear Trains, and Motion
Circuits and Schematics

Example Job Titles

Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Civil Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Computer Science Engineer
Electromechanical Engineer

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Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

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Engineering
WVU, Morgantown, WV

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Penn State, State College, PA

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