Elementary and middle school is a very important time in a young student's life. A great way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging and hands on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves. By its nature, the study of robotics inherently incorporates all four pillars of STEM. VEX IQ is a snap-together robotics system designed from the ground up to provide this opportunity to future engineers of all skill levels. By packaging advanced concepts into an accessible package, the system also naturally encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership for students as young as second grade! Children engaged in robotics will be able to advance to higher classes and even join a competitive robotics team in our upcoming year-round program!