M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team
M'AIKEN MAGIC ROBOTICS TEAM
The M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team was founded in 2002, to inspire youth about STEM. They achieve this by hosting yearly competitions that challenge students to work successfully as a team to build and program an industrial-size robot and compete against opponents in local, regional, national, and even international robotics competitions.
The M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team hopes to inspire young people to be science, technology leaders, and innovators. They accomplish this by engaging them in exciting mentor-based projects and competitions that build science, teamwork, engineering, and technology skills that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence.
Each year, the M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team, consisting of high school students, coaches, and mentors, design and build a robot that is capable of competing against opponents in a specific challenge.
WHO CAN JOIN?
The M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team targets students at almost any age.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE M'AIKEN MAGIC ROBOTICS TEAM?
- Meet regularly to plan and design a robot, prepare for competitions, and go over housekeeping items (important dates, etc.);
- Discuss upcoming "build" needs for competitions and more;
- Designate specified roles among club members;
- Build and program robots for competitions.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE MEETINGS AND EVENTS HELD?
- Regular Meetings: Aiken High School, Room F-1 (Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6 pm)
- Students can participate in local, regional, national, and even international robotics competitions.
- Events/Competitions are held year-round, though there are competition “seasons” for some events.
National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2023
National Robotics Week is celebrated from the first Saturday in April every year and takes place from April 1 to 8. Initially, the holiday was observed for nine days after the second Saturday in April, but this was changed after 2012. The week, also known as RoboWeek, is for inspiring people interested in robotics and sharing excitement about the latest innovations. The celebration cuts across all ages, from little ones to adults. It recognizes robotics technology as a driving force of 21st-century innovation and development. The week features several events aimed at increasing public awareness about robotics.