Unified Robotics finale Dec 16 includes students with special needs

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CyberKnights in action at King's High School
Photo courtesy CyberKnights

The CyberKnights, a Washington FIRSTⓇ robotics team from Kings Highschool in Shoreline, is proud to announce the final event for their new program, Unified Robotics. This friendlier version of ‘Battle Bots’ will be held Wednesday, December 16th from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Roosevelt High School in north Seattle.

Unified Robotics is a student-designed and implemented program that is open to students with special needs and a variety of learning challenges. It’s the first program of its kind and brings the world of STEM and robotics to high school students with special needs during a 6-week after school program.

The 6-week program model is currently being tested at Roosevelt High School with the goal to sustain and expand to other Seattle schools, so that the final week will include an inter-school competition in the future.

Students from Ballard High School and Garfield High School are already joining King’s and Roosevelt students for this inaugural season. The CyberKnights are documenting each step of the development of the program in order to create a teaching manual for other schools to start their own clubs.

“We are thrilled with the results of this first season,” said Mike Thompson, Robotics instructor at King’s High School. 
“We’ve seen a lot of interest and participation from my robotics students, and students with special needs and staff from multiple Seattle public schools. We are also seeing other schools becoming interested in implementing their own programs. 
I am extremely proud of my students and their commitment to spread STEM education to those who wouldn’t normally have this opportunity.”

The final event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Unified Robotics, the press, and schools considering adding this to their curriculum. For more information and to obtain a guest pass, email the CyberKnights by December 15, 2015.

The CyberKnights seek to inspire an interest and passion for science and technology while preparing students to become industry leaders in tomorrow’s competitive global marketplace.


Unknown December 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM  

Great article! The Cyberknights do a great job of promoting stem in the community. Looks like a fun event!

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