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PIE3's robotics programs are less about kids building robots than robots building kids. Our programs for grades K-12 build creativity, develop entrepreneurial skills, encourage ingenuity and allow kids to take on challenges. Each level is described below, and also at www.usfirst.org. See www.mdfirst.org for local events and team information.
You can find out more and sign up to join at team where all the kids can play in college and the 'pros' in robotics, STEM, arts, and business (to name just a few) at the PIE3 website (www.pie-3.org) or by contacting the director listed below.
Students in grades 9-12 attending any school in the area may participate in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), a competitive sport for the mind which demands the highest level of creativity, initiative and risk-taking. There are many different jobs on the team, from mechanical building to programming to videography to marketing. Meetings are at least once per week in the fall, and more often in winter. Fee for provisional membership is $25.
FIRST Lego League (FLL) kicks off in August, and it is the fastest-growing competitive robotics for 4th-8th grade. JrFLL runs all year long for younger kids. High school teams, in affiliation with FARC and PIE3, will run our popular summer sessions and we’ve added more in response to the demand. These sessions give an introduction to the programs and other topics. Look for signups in the spring.
For questions or to volunteer, contact: Rose Young
To register go to our registration website: