I am very excited to announce that Ran Zeimer, Susan Nierenberg, and Edna Emmet have agreed to continue the Waldorf Robotics Afterschool Program for a third year.
Introduction to Robotics Afterschool Program open to Grades 6-8
Start Date: Monday, March 26 (program will run for 16 sessions, on Monday and Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 PM with occasional breaks announced in advance.
The aim of the program is to introduce the students to robotics. The students will be exposed to basic elements of mechanics, electronics, physics and programming. They will work in two small teams with complementary goals. Most of the materials used will be based on the VEX robotics curriculum (http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-robotics-competitionvrc/) thus providing the students a possibility to participate, in high school, in the annual VEX Robotics competition. The students are expected to be self-motivated, enjoy problem solving (there will be plenty) and committed to team work.
Please note that there is a change in the registration process this year. Rather than being first come, first serve to secure one of the limited spaces, interested students will complete the attached application form and the robotics faculty will build two teams of 3 to 4 students after reviewing the applications. The application is designed to assess the student’s interest, commitment, and expectations. The application forms are due by Wednesday; March 7. Completed applications go to the front desk to the attention of Edna Emmet.
Once the teams are selected, registration forms will be sent out. If your child is also participating in afterschool sports, the fee will be adjusted.
Ran Zeimer, Waldorf School of Baltimore alumni parent, is an emeritus professor at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins where he headed the Ophthalmic Physics Laboratory. His lab was involved in the development of new instrumentation for diagnosis and research in ophthalmology.