Through the work of innovative minds, young and old alike, the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have provided the solutions to many challenges and tasks in our world. This innovation has culminated in an exciting new world that tackles challenges using all the STEM areas at once: the world of robotics.
By engaging in robotics, students actively learn by not only designing and programming robots, but by critically thinking about real world problems and using a combination of teamwork, imagination, and improvisation to solve challenges presented to them. This not only means that students learn robotics, but through experiential and hands-on activities, they learn to solve practical challenges in the real world. At Southern Utah University (SUU) we actively seek to develop student engagement in robotics for this very reason and we want you to join in on the fun!
The SUU Department of Engineering and Technology and the SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning have partnered to found the Southern Utah Robotics Coalition (SURC-ET). This joint effort provides funding for qualified students and members of the community in order to encourage and heighten participation in robotics. Here, you can find information on how to get involved in Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL), First Lego League (FLL), First Tech Challenge (FTC), High School Concurrent Enrollment Classes, and Collegiate Robotics Activities and Competitions. Feel free to check out the "World of Robots!" tab as well to see the innovative works of others like you being put to work to solve the challenges in the world today.
We look forward to seeing you participate in our many SURC-ET activities!