Student Opportunities

Seguin ISD offers students a fantastic opportunity to apply technology, engineering, and math skills through robotics clubs, camps, and courses. All Matador elementary campuses have after school robotics clubs for 4th and 5th grade students. Middle schools offer both after school clubs and 1-semester robotics courses to students in grades 6 through 8. The focus of the after school programs is primarily upon mastering basic skills and preparing for participation in an area robotics competition. In 2017, 3 teams from Seguin advanced to the Texas Computer Education Association's state robotics competition. 

Middle school classes use the Lego EV3 robotics kits and software and robotics curriculum developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Students learn robot design, coding, use of a variety of sensors, and problem solving as they take on increasingly difficult robotics challenges, including robot sumo challenges, drag racing robots, and more.

Robotics programs offer students wonderful opportunities for students to work collaboratively to tackle authentic, engaging problems. Robot design, programming, and testing is an exercise in fighting through mistakes and failures, which leads to powerful learning. It is also a truly fun exercise in creativity and design thinking. Participation in campus robotics clubs or classes is free to any Matador student. If you are interested in having your student become involved in a campus club or course, contact your school's office.