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Senator Robotics is an after school student club that provide students with the opportunity to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through competitive robotics. Each year, students collaborate to design, build, and program a robot to complete a specific challenge designed by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC). Starting around the last week of November each year the team/teams travel on weekends (Saturdays) to compete in various tournaments throughout Arkansas in hopes of qualifying for the Arkansas VEX State Championship as well as the VEX World Championship.
This field of competitive robotics provide students with hands-on, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to help engage young people and maintain their interest in STEM. It also encourages important life skills including teamwork, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and project-based organization.