Charger and Lady Charger Robotics
The Chargers Robotics Program
The Georgia Highlands College Chargers Robotics program introduces kids ages 9-14 to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with hands-on activities that promote teamwork and friendly competition. The Chargers Robotics program uses the Lego Mindstorm EV3 platform and the Lego Education curriculum to create and command robots. The program sponsors two teams, The Chargers and The Lady Charges, that participate in the First Lego League(FLL) competitions through the Georgia First Lego League. The program also offers a nutrition and exercise component that makes kids and parents aware of the link between proper nutrition, physical activity and high academic performance. The goal of the Chargers Robotics Program is to increase to the number of middle school aged students who are interested in STEM and pursue STEM disciplines in college. The Charges Robotics program is funded by the Georgia Highlands College Center for STEM Learning through a University System of Georgia STEM Initiative grant, GHC-Division of Natural Science and Physical Education, and KEMET Robotics.