Bruin Bots Community Support

Bruin Bots participants battle their robots during classThe Bruin Bots helps build community capacity to engage more youth in robotics programming by supporting schools, organizations and adult robotics mentors.  Contact the program to learn about how you can develop or enhance youth robotics as a path to exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning for youth!

Starting a Team

Schools interested in starting a FIRST Robotics competition team or developing activities to engage youth in STEM related activities, may contact the Bruin Bots Program Coordinator. Our coordinator will share our program model and provide guidance on how to engage FIRST Robotics and design a program.

Team Building Activities

Schools with current programs may engage in team building activities with the Bruin Bots. Schools are invited to bring their teams to KCC to share ideas on improving competition robots and to engage in local scrimmages to prepare for formal competition.

Resources

Schools may also seek assistance from Industrial Trades faculty on building competition robots. Industrial Trades programs which may help teams include Electricity and Electronics, Machining Technology, Industrial Technology, and welding. Our faculty may help teams learn how to wire systems, program robots, fabricate parts, etc. Contact the Director of the RMTC for more information on working with the Industrial Trades faculty.

Dual Enrollment

Students who enjoy the learning activities involved with building competition robots, may continue their education at KCC through Dual Enrollment. To learn more about programs of study related to Industrial Trades and STEM careers, contact the director of the RMTC.

Mentors and Coaches

The Bruin Bots and Industrial Trades programs work together to build mentor and coaching opportunities for community members. If you work in manufacturing, skilled trades, or a STEM related field, contact the Bruin Bots coordinator to learn more about volunteer opportunities in our community.

For information about youth robotics programming opportunities for students, adults and community partners at KCC, contact Bruin Bots staff at bruinbots@kellogg.edu.