Technology plays a vital role at St. Mary’s Academy—supporting the dynamic curriculum that is a hallmark of education in each of our classrooms.
Robotics: Lower School beginnings through High School winnings
Students are intrigued by technology and fearless in applying new skills in robotics. Starting in Lower School, girls and boys learn to work together to brainstorm, build, and program LEGO NXT Mindstorm robots. Continuing in Middle School, students engage in more sophisticated elements of NXT programming and building, ultimately working towards participation in the FIRST LEGO League competition.
Robotics participation in the High School has soared significantly since its inception. Twice participating in Regionals for the BEST competition, the all-girl robotics team ventured into FIRST competition in 2015.
SMAbotics Thanks Their Sponsors!
St. Mary's Academy's All-Girls Robotics team, SMAbotics_AG (“All-Girl”) completed their 5th year of competition in FIRST Robotics. They could not have done this without the support of their generous sponsors! With sponsor support they were able to make significant changes to their robotics program and this (coming) year there are several exciting updates and new events. Click HERE for a complete recap of their initiatives this year and how much their sponsors are appreciated.
Click HERE for more pictures of the 2018 - 2019 SMAbotics team!