Robotics clubs and teams are an extracurricular way for kids to explore robotics in a more in-depth way outside of college. Why read about robots when you can build them with your own hands! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects are increasingly important for kids to learn. The benefits of a solid STEM education both prepare kids for daily life in an increasingly technological world and for their future careers. Some college may include robotics in their STEM curriculum. However, it’s not very common and is often limited to only few days with simple projects.
Robotics clubs and teams are official extracurricular activities at a college or run by an outside organization. Some students may also run their own clubs with the help of an advisor.
Most robotics clubs meet 1-2 times a week, sometimes for an entire college year or for one semester or grading period. Kids often work on different robotics projects together and study robotics topics, like coding and engineering. Depending on the size of the club, tasks are assigned to students individually or in small groups. Many robotics clubs are tied to competitions and meetings focus on preparing for different competition tasks.