About AFCEA STEMAFCEASTEM.org is a collaboration among government, military, and industry professionals for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Most of the technology we use in our daily lives, including the internet, Global Positioning System (GPS), smart phones, wireless headsets, virtual reality, and voice recognition was developed in the context of national defense, homeland security, and the space industry.
AFCEASTEM.org in partnership with the Dayton Wright AFCEA Chapter is hosting the first of many AFCEA Robotics Challenges (ARC).
Through this STEM initiative AFCEASTEM.org is committed to giving back to the Dayton, OH community with the hopes that it will benefit the people that serve our country.
About AFCEA Robotics Challenge (ARC)
The ARC seeks to foster a creative and interactive environment where participants can gain real-world experience with innovative technologies.
No cost to participantsARC is funded entirely from contributions from our sponsors and partners.
There is no cost to participate in the challenge.
Win awards/trophies for your teamThrough a series of competitions, teams will be eligible to win awards/trophies for their accomplishments.
Prepare with virtual learning workshopsThe ARC is aimed at providing a series of virtual self-paced workshops throughout the Summer of 2019 to anyone that wishes to learn to code.
The workshops will lay out essential foundational knowledge in coding, building the NodeBot, and will prepare participants for the challenge.
No experience is necessaryAny child enrolled in Grades 4-6 as of Fall 2019 school year is eligible to participate.
Each team will be comprised of three to five team mates and a coach.
Self-paced learning workshops, mentors, and team leads guide participants to build their bot, program it, and test their bot in battle against their opponents' bots.
ARC promotes the precepts of STEM and encourages contestants to: