About Downingtown Area Robotics

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Downingtown Area Robotics in Downingtown Pennsylvania, is a group of Students, Mentors and Sponsors, who understand the importance of getting students enthusiastic about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based careers. We do this through competition robotics. Our robots work in alliances of two or three, working together as team towards a common goal (we are not the robots that try to destroy each other.)

Driving the robots in Competitions is a small part of what we do. From the beginning we teach each roboteer valuable life skills like communications, planning, getting a group consensus, cooperation and negotiations. We also bring to life STEM skills in areas of electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, programming by planning, designing, building (and sometimes rebuilding), testing and driving our robots.

Downingtown Area Robotics programs accepts students without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation. We do expect everyone to work and pull their weight. Violence, intoxication or harassment are not tolerated.

Mission

To inspire and educate pre-college students within the Downingtown and surrounding area in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through hands-on experiences with robotic technology. Build knowledge, an understanding of planning and project management and life skills (especially gracious professionalism, team work, effective communications, coopetition and leadership). Promote expansion of this program within Chester County, Pennsylvania.