Getting in gear with SWR High School Robotics Club

A new academic adventure is taking place at Shoreham-Wading River High School as 16 students in grades 9-12 are learning to apply a myriad of STEM-based skills through their participation in the school’s newly founded Robotics Team.

During the club’s initial meeting this November, team members helped to unbox, organize and assess their competitive Vex robotic gear in preparation for their first robotic building competition.

In the coming weeks, key STEM concepts will be put to the test as the students explore the fundamentals of robotics and the engineering design process, as well as practice teamwork, leadership and communication skills. With the help of their coach and SWR technology teacher Nick Vertucci, the team members will design and build their robots to compete in a game-based engineering challenge and are using GitHub, a development platform that allows them to host and review code.