PALMDALE – In keeping with its mission to expand robotics to all of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s Robotics Team 5012 “Gryffingear” hosted a workshop last week for 60 local students in grades fourth through eighth.
The six-day robotics workshop, held July 6-11, featured hands-on activities, educational guest speakers, robot building and a mini competition.
“The robotics team members did everything; they planned the entire workshop and made sure all of the students were having fun and learning. These are some of the most exceptional students I have ever worked with and it makes my job as an advisor even easier,” stated Patrick Brophy, one of the Robotics Advisors for Team 5012.
Guest speakers from the AERO Institute and NASA gave presentations about robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and more.
Participants started each day with an icebreaker, followed by an educational guest speaker and game review, and finished the day building robots. The workshop concluded Saturday with a mini competition.
This is the second summer workshop hosted by the Gryffingear team.
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy Robotics Team 5012 works with FIRST, which stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The mission of FIRST is to make STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education inspirational and available to all students.
Up next for Team Gryffingear is helping with The Boys and Girls Club LEGO NXT workshops.
All information related to Team 5012 can be found at http://www.gryffingear.com.