Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/24/15
Stony Point High School astronomy students had the opportunity to video conference with NASA contractor and physicist Matt Walsh and learn about current projects in space on March 12. Walsh is working on a team assembling the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be a supplement to the Hubble Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in… (Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 3/13/15
Spicewood students explored Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math experiences during the school’s Digital Learning Day. Held the Friday prior to Spring Break, Digital Learning Day provided opportunities for students to explore STEM experiences throughout the school day. Students took part in a variety of STEM courses, including: coding, architecture, engineering, and geology instruction. The day provided access to…. (Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/17/15
The Stony Point High School computer science department has received a total of $6,000 in grants from IBM and the National Center for Women and Information Technology to purchase devices and improve the program in an effort to integrate more female students. Stony Point computer science teacher Deborah Kariuki applied and received a $5,000 grant…(Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/12/15
Students and faculty in Round Rock ISD have joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. National CTE Month, “Recognizing Classroom Innovators!,” provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to highlight how CTE educates students to be college and career ready while preparing them for high-wage,… (Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/28/15
Planning an urban agriculture system for a future city of 84,000 people only took a month for the Chisholm Trail Middle School Advanced Science Technology Engineering and Math club to complete, and they hope they won’t need to use the model any time soon. The group of 15 students created the city plan for the… (Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/6/15
Computer science students at Stony Point High School, fueled by caffeine and programming knowledge, received some of the top awards after competing in an Austin marathon coding event. Code Day is a worldwide student coding event, which tasks participants to write an application in 24 hours. The Austin competition hosts student programmers from high schools …. (Read More)
Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/5/15
Legos have become more than building blocks for teams of Round Rock ISD students who take competition and engineering seriously through Lego robotics. Teams from Gattis, Laurel Mountain and Spicewood elementary schools as well as Grisham and Hernandez middle schools competed in the “World Class” themed Central Texas First Lego League Competition last month. During…(Read More)
Round Rock ISD will host its annual Robotics Showcase on May 20 from 5:00 to 6:30 at Cactus Ranch Elementary. There will be several schools from across the district displaying and demonstrating what they have accomplished in their robotics programs throughout the year. The highlight of the showcase is usually the Sumo Bot competitions. These matches are student led and are exciting for the the participants involved. Below are some samples from Ridgeview Middle School.
Round Rock ISD held its annual Robotics Showcase at McNeil High School on April 30. It was an exciting time for the students, sponsors, coaches and parents. The students were very enthusiastic as they shared what their robots could do. A highlight of the evening was the informal Lego Mindstorms Sumo Bot competitions. Students enjoyed participating and a great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a huge success. Click on the link to view a video of a Robotics Sumobot competition.
Several schools in Round Rock ISD have robotics clubs or programs. Students in these clubs have the opportunity to build, program,and test robots that they have created. Robotics supports STEM education which incorporates science, technology, math, and engineering. It provides hands on, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and authentic learning experiences. Working with robots also creates a very engaging environment for our students. Please click on the links below to see some examples of robotics in action. Also be sure to click on your child’s school link to see other great examples of how technology is enhancing the learning process.