SteppingUP S.T.E.M. Class Summer Outreach
July 14, 2016
To kick off some summer fun, the Robotics team of Ocean View High School teamed up with a summer S.T.E.M. class hosted by SteppingUP, an OCCHC nonprofit organization, to create a small demonstration about the S.T.E.A.M. concepts found in robotics to their students.
Since the S.T.E.M. class introduced S.T.E.A.M. fields to students in other cities and counties such as Huntington Beach, Buena Park and Garden Grove, team 4619 sought this as the perfect opportunity to reach out to more students than the Ocean View School District community. The SteppingUP S.T.E.M. students, ranging from ages 12-18, learned about the beauty of FRC robotics teams, the advantages of participating in STEAM-jointed clubs/programs, and were able to see how the Hawkbot’s 2016 Stronghold robot, Esa Playa, worked and functioned.
By making this event possible, the students are now able to utilize this information to explore numerous career and paths the future has to offer after Ocean View Robotics team opened their eyes to the various fields one can learn about with robotics. Once team 4619 displayed their robot and shared their love for robotics and the many benefits that arise from being involved in S.T.E.A.M.-based foundations, the students were amazed and awestruck at finding that students their age were able to build a robot with a set purpose on a time constraint and still have a lot of fun. The Hawkbots were truly honored to have been able to contribute to the knowledge and fascination of the world’s future leaders in the S.T.E.M. of SteppingUP.