Heads bent over computers, people talking, a robotics playing field, and engineers discussing their build plans are just a few things you might find if you looked in the Sacramento Adventist Academy Computer Lab Monday through Thursday mornings. This Capitals Engineering Robotics team has been running for five years and has only improved with each passing year. “The team has a better understanding on the whole curriculum, especially in the area of Marketing”, says Mr. Wade, our Team Instructor and Chairman. We are all working very hard towards the goals we have for the team.
Our goal as a team is to spread FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotics around Seventh Day Adventist schools. Each member is in a smaller team, whether it be Marketing, Finance, or Engineering, and each teams has their own goals in order to achieve the main goal. For example, the Marketing team hopes to raise $10,000 so we can go to the National Teachers’ Conference in Chicago, from August 6 to August 9, 2018.
Aside from all the hard work going on in robotics, there are plenty of benefits and fun to go around. As the Director of Marketing, Mary Freeman’s favorite part of robotics is the chance to learn the skills of marketing on a corporate level, which she is passionate about. Our Chief Executive Officer, Robert Gouveia, says he enjoys the mental challenge and the design process. “It challenges the way we think and our level of understanding and creativity.” We love our school and want to help our students. In robotics, we get to learn something unique and real world lessons.
Heads bent over computers, people talking, a robotics playing field, engineers discussing their build plans, and a room full of joyful, hard-working students is what you would find if you looked inside our computer lab.