The FCA Robotics and Engineering Club was founded in August of 2009 and is an after-school extracurricular activity available to all middle school students enrolled at Fellowship Christian Academy. The goal of the club is to provide FCA middle school students an opportunity to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related extra-curricular activities and to expose them to STEM related topics through fun, hands-on activities, events and field trips.
The FCA Robotics and Engineering Club has three main activities that club members participate in during the school year:
- The annual FIRST LEGO League Challenge introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building and programming a LEGO-based robot to complete tasks on a playing field and research and solve a real-world problem based on the Challenge theme.
- Visioneering is a free, half-day event held on the SMU campus that brings together students from across North Texas to engage with engineering concepts. The event is held annually in February around National Engineers week. This event celebrates the creative problem solving side of engineering.
Wind Turbine Challenge
- The Wind Turbine Challenge allows students to learn about how wind turbines work and build and test their own wind turbines. Students have the opportunity to enter their wind turbines in the KidWind Online Challenge.