Middle-school Girls

This 8-week Saturday course teaches girls from 6th-8th grade the fundamentals of programming, computer vision, and robotics.

Racecar Middle School (RMS) Crash Course is a middle school outreach program that focuses on improving diversity in STEM through robotics education. The course focuses on interest-building and exposure. Local middle school students attend eight, 3-hour hands-on sessions on Saturday mornings.

Class photo of the students who completed the first offering of RMS Crash Course.

Each session of RMS Crash Course involves a mixture of lecture and lab. Since teamwork is crucial to success in modern engineering, labs are often completed in pairs. The most recent offering of RMS Crash Course had the following topics for each of the eight sessions:

  1. Scratch
  2. Python, Primitives, and Types
  3. Variables and Conditionals
  4. Functions
  5. Lists, Loops
  6. Intro to RACECAR
  7. Intro to Computer Vision
  8. Autonomous Driving with Computer Vision
RMS Crash Course students working with their team's RACECAR


Fall 2019


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