Last 2018-19 Math & Science Challenge Event! • Rosa Parks Elementary, Sat June 22 8AM-1PM


Join us at the Math Science Challenge Event at  Rosa Parks Elementary this weekend. 

Cheer on the students from the Hoover High STEM Cluster as they program and re-configure their Junior Botball robots to earn badges for solving challenges in • Programming • Problem-solving • Applied (Just in Time!) Mathematics • & Design-Engineering


Support the new STEM Stars Are Readers! initiative, as we introduce students to the secret language of computers: Binary Code, in the new children’s STEM book:

San Diego Botball Challenge • Ready to Go!


See you April 20th @ San Diego Botball & Jr Botball Challenge!


Jr Botball and Botball Arenas ready to go at USD!


Save the Date! April 20 • San Diego Botball Challenge


See you April 20th @ San Diego Botball & Jr Botball Challenge!

San Diego Futures Foundation • March 23 STEMFest!

SDFF is a great organization that has been helping San Diego children get access to technology for over 20 years. They held a wonderful STEMfest at Copley YMCA on March 23.



Intro to K-2 Robotics with Pro-Bot® “Racer” Robot


Intro to 3rd-8th Grade Coding in C and Engineering– with Junior Botball

Winter 2019 Math & Science Challenge Events • Junior Botball Regionals: April 20!

The rainy season is perfect for indoor Saturday indoor Math & Science Challenge Events!


Math & Science Challenge Events are non-competitive “tournaments”  that allow K-8 students to experience the excitement of working to solve robotics challenges in the Arena.


Today we held our second Math & Science Challenge Event of 2019. Thank you to  Hoover High and Wilson Middle School for hosting.


And thank you for the ongoing support of the San Diego Rotary Club, the Hoover High Computer Club and Teacher Jack Wetzel, and Pam Pham and the other Hoover Cluster Elementary Teachers. They have worked together to create a fabulous early learning STEM culture for their students!

Rotary Club of San Diego have joined with school principals to promote  robotics based STEM

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“School Champion” • Jr Botball 2018-19 Kickoff • Thur, Oct 4th • Wilson Middle School

Students attending the SD Botball Regional Tournament!

“We will be kicking off the School Year with a meeting of the School Champions on Thursday, October 4, from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Wilson Middle School ( 3838 Orange Ave., San Diego, 92105)..  There will be familiar School Champions present, as well as some new Champions to meet, and it is always encouraging to have Rotary well represented at this initial meeting of the School Champions.

I view Rotary’s role as a facilitator for STEM projects, and some new projects will be presented to the Champions, as well as the popular Jr. Botball Robotics program.

Our Lead Coordinators this year will again be Phet Pease and Lily Vu Brown, and attached is Phet’s invitation to the School Champions and Principals to attend.”

Best of regards,
Doug Arbon
San Diego Rotary STEM Committee


Greetings Champions and Principals,

My name is Phet Pease and I teach STEM electives at Wilson Middle School. Over the past several years, Wilson has been working with the San Diego Rotary Club as part of their Rotary STEM Initiative, which makes a variety of STEM programs available to local schools. On behalf of the Hoover Cluster STEM leadership team, I would like to invite you to our STEM kick off meeting on Thursday, October 4th.

  • WHO: Hoover Cluster STEM Champions (or those who aspire to become one!)
  • WHERE: Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave, SD, CA 92105 in the library
  • WHEN: Thursday, October 4th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM
  • WHAT: Teaming up to provide more STEM opportunities for our students
  • WHY: To provide a Support Group for STEM champions across the Hoover Cluster

Light food and beverages will be provided! Each participating Hoover Cluster school that is represented at the meet up will receive a free gift for your site!

Please extend this invitation to other colleagues at your school site or anyone else who you think might be interested! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Phet Pease

Thank You KISS Institute for Another Great Global Conference for Educational Robotics!

Jeff Major Provided Live Commentary

This  year’s Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) combined:


The 2018 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) was held July 25, 2018 – July 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

Check-in @ GCER International Robotics Competition

International Botball!

This  year’s Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) combined: