The Big Picture
The vision of STEM HQ is to develop fun, engaging, STEM oriented programs focusing on robotics for students in the form of a unique, self-sustainable model that puts students and professionals under one roof.
The biggest obstacle to establishing advanced robotics programs in local high schools is the lack of a permanent workspace. We aim to solve this problem by centralizing the workspace for local teams, offer technology focused summer camps and programs in one facility. By pooling resources and tools, and housing multiple robotics teams under one roof, we are able to maximize the number of students reached through these programs by eliminating barriers to entry (workspace, equipment, robotics kits) and maximizing avenues to success (collaboration, professional mentor access).
In order to truly realize the vision of a robotics league within Delray Beach & Boca Raton, a decent number of teams must be formed to allow for reasonable competition. Currently, we work with interested parents, schools, and students to help teams get formed, and follow by coordinating league events. In the future, by means of creating our permanent centralized workspace (techGarage), it is our hope that teams from across Delray Beach & Boca Raton can work together, and compete, under one roof.