Spark Academy is a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) camps which Team 2898 members teach over the summer. These camps are for students in grades 4 through 8. These camps cover a variety of topics from Graphic Design, Computer Programming and Forensic Science. We go to various elementary and middle schools in the Beaverton area spreading awareness of STEM and STEAM as well as promoting Spark Academy. For more information, here is a link to the Spark Website.
Many companies and schools are interested in what we do as a high school robotics team, and we’re always eager to show them what Team 2898 can do. We've done demos at various companies and schools such as ASML, Autodesk, Tektronix, The International School of Beaverton as well as many other schools around the Beaverton area.
BSD Science Expo
The Beaverton School District hosted a Science Expo at Tektronix this past year, and Team 2898 was honored to have the chance to demo one of their robots there. Over 100 students and their families presented their science fair projects, and well as engage in the various STEM activities available for them to explore.
Adventure Camp Summer 2017: Mad Scientist Week
Over the summer of 2017, Team 2898 was invited to organize and present a day’s worth of STEM-activities to over eighty kids in grades K to 5. The Hedgehogs led several stations including a shoebox-car making activity, as well as a robot demo, and a 3D-Printing demo. This was the most popular week for the camp.
Team 2898 is partnering with Tektronix, a local tech company, to build and develop the Goosebot, a fully autonomous robot whose function is to chase geese off of their property.