Bearbotics is an after-school program available to all high-school students in the Lewis-Palmer School District. The objective is STEM enrichment and achievement, with a special focus on engineering. Each year's program is run like a large project with related opportunities to grow skills in leadership, teamwork, project management, machining and fabrication, fundraising, communication and community outreach. This program is excellent real-world experience to help prepare for the next stage in each student's path -- whether that be college, a skilled trade or another STEM-oriented path.
Bearbotics builds competitive robots: large, powerful, complex machines to play challenging games that change each year. These robots are college-level engineering projects, designed and built using the latest components, tools, techniques and materials. Bearbotics participates in the FIRST® Robotics Competition (aka "FRC"), an international competition described as a "varsity sport for the mind" and "the hardest fun you will ever have". Students are often surprised by the challenges and opportunities in this engineering-inspired program, but with commitment and perseverance all can grow their skills significantly. And in the Fall of 2021, we're adding a FTC level to the team to help incoming students get more robot hands-on time and grow their skills faster. Our "Mission & Vision" describes our goals for Bearbotics and its programs.
If you want to supercharge your engineering and design skills (especially mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science), please connect with us and learn more.
Our 2021-2022 Season Kickoff happened on Thursday 9/9/2021. Click here for the slidepacks presented in that session. Or connect with us via email.
Due by October 1, 2021 -- but new students may register up until November 30.
Click here to Register to Join the Bearbotics FTC Teams
Due by September 18, 2021 -- but new students may register up until October 11.
Click here to connect with the coaches and ask questions