November 23, 2020
at 4:27 pm
A Path Towards Robotics
The SciTech Institute is thrilled to have several students join us as interns this year. This is one of a series of blogs about these bright young students who aren’t just our future, they’re current leaders in STEM.
Meet Cassie, a sophomore at Cesar Chavez High School.
This is a little about my journey in STEM. I have enjoyed science since third grade because I find it interesting that there are endless possibilities and answers in the world. I don’t have much background on technology or engineering yet, but I would like to learn more about those aspects. As for math when I was younger I never really liked it, but then as I entered high school it became easier to me because I began to understand what was going on. I think I understood it because I actually started paying attention to it. Now I’m a sophomore in high school and I’m taking Algebra 3-4 which is a junior class, and I would say that I am doing well in it.
In my freshman year of high school I had CTE: Career & Technical Education. We learned how to code on a program called “Alice”. I enjoyed that class because I understood everything that was happening and it just came to me naturally. I’ve always been interested in making robots so I’m thinking about majoring in robotic engineering or computer science in college, I’m not entirely sure yet. I was interested in signing up for the robotics club ( we don’t have a robotics class) but when I went to sign up, that’s when all the COVID-19 stuff started to affect our social life and also when quarantine happened.
My main goal with STEM is to understand all of it and to have fun while I learn it. So far, all of my encounters with STEM have been positive and I continue to look forward to being more involved with it. In fourth and sixth grades, I won science competitions in my school. I won the sixth grade science fair by making a project on how sugar crystals form. Those memories remind me why I like STEM. It’s usually easy for me to understand, and when it isn’t easy, I like the challenge of trying to figure it out.