The Wissahickon Robotics Program is an after-school activity designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in mathematics, science, and technology. Students build complex machines, learn business skills, travel around the world, win scholarships, and simply have a great time. The program is open to young women and men in grades nine through twelve.
The team also places a strong emphasis on community outreach activities and charity. These activities bring communities together as students, parents, teachers, and industrial mentors work in partnership to achieve a common goal: building a brighter future for our kids.
Although the construction and programming of a robot is the central activity, our overall goal is to build people, not machines. This program was founded with the principal mission of student development and building community. The mission of the Wissahickon Robotics Program does not end with the students on the team. As a recognized leader, we mentor teams in the local community, across the nation and around the globe in places such as Singapore and the United Kingdom.
We are an active organization which seeks to inspire students at every grade level, throughout the community, and around the world. We make regular elementary and middle school presentations with the goal of getting students excited about technology and the value of pursuing their education to the fullest. We can also be found at community events, shopping malls, NBC technology expos, Philadelphia 76ers Games, the Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Art Museum spreading the message that, “Technology is FUN and that being intelligent is essential.”
- Mechanical, electrical, & programming design
- Media arts & video production
- Business planning & networking
- 3D animation & computer aided design
- Web design
- Art, graphics, & set design
- Real-world business & high tech skills
- National and international travel & exchange
- Over $12 million in scholarships
- Internships with local companies
- Meet world business leaders
- Non-stop action & fun