The Robotics program at R.J. Frank Academy of Marine Science and Engineering provides students with a range of opportunities to grow their skills in the realm of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Two years of Robotics courses are provided at our campus. During the first year of Robotics students are introduced to the design process and given a series of design challenges that enhance the student’s ability to collaboratively problem solve by persevering through struggle. By the end of the first year, Robotics students will have mastered building basic mechanisms and coding their prototypes utilizing motors and sensors. Students who proceed to a second year of Robotics go on to build robots that compete in local and statewide VEX competitions. Second year Robotics students also organize lunchtime clubs to mentor younger 6th graders. It is our goal that after having experienced our Robotics courses students will feel confident and excited about solving a difficult task in a collaborative setting and then go on to utilize these acquired skills to solve challenges in any aspect of school, work or life.