Annual Pipeline Programs (APPs)

FIRST is more than robots; and we are more than FIRST. 

The FIRST Robotics seasons last from late summer to mid-spring; after that, teams are left without competitions or, sometimes, without something technical at all. Superior STEAM is different; because we are a 4-H Club, and not just a robotics team or school class, we look for other STEAM competitions to compete in and/or plan trainings, lessons, and workshops for members, and non-members, to participate in

Below is a list of programs for 2024.

Note: The list of programs and their descriptions are ever-changing. Not all programs may be done.

3RD Annual STEAM Nights

The best way to know that you have learned something is to teach it to someone else. That is why our students will be creating and operating two, three-hour a night workshops for other students in our community. This will cover STEAM topics that the students have learned during their time in the club.

This will be held at the Sandy and Danny Daugherty Center for STEAM Excellence. Date(s) & time TBD. 

Osmo Classes

"Osmo puts the fun in building learning fundamentals through the magic of hands-on play, tangible pieces and digital fun!" Learn reading, math, and more through the interactive app and tablet. The Osmo program is loved by all ages, but this class is specially for Pre-K through 6th grade. 

This program is thanks to the generous support of the Lawrence County Community Foundation. Our capstone team, CTF, wrote the grant and were awarded the largest grant in the community.

Assessments will take place on the first night. Parents will receive automatic progress updates from the app. Please make sure to use the right email when registering. 

This will be held at the Sandy and Danny Daugherty Center for STEAM Excellence. Date(s) & time TBD. 

Think Like an Engineer

Think Like an Engineer is a 24 week program that uses homemade and purchased kits to teach students 5-12yrs old about engineering concepts such as gravity, forces, and more. The program is led by older student members as well as club and community engineering mentors.

This will be held at the Sandy and Danny Daugherty Center for STEAM Excellence.

Limited spots available.

LEGO Lessons

Using LEGO Education's Spike software, students will follow tutorials to learn how to build and program different projects.

Potential projects can be seen on LEGO Education's Website.

This will be held at the Sandy and Danny Daugherty Center for STEAM Excellence. Date(s) & time TBD.

Mechatronics

Our Mechatronics meetings take the foundations from LEGO Lessons and translates them to real-world applications in metal fabrication, electronics, programming, 3D printing, and communications. Youth wanting to participate do not have to have any prior experience or knowledge from LEGO Lessons or any related workshop(s)

Today, mechatronics degrees are available from several colleges and universities. 

This will be held at the Sandy and Danny Daugherty Center for STEAM Excellence. Date(s) & time TBD.

Computer Aided Design (CAD) 

After learning how to use 3D design software, students will use the software to create models on their own. Past models include a drone that the club 3D printed.

Potential models for students to create include: keychain, button maker, building floor plan, etc. 

The class will take place in late June or July.

Thank you to Solidworks for providing software seats for our club. 

Booth at County Fair

Superior STEAM will have a booth at the Lawrence County Fair. Visitors to the booth can learn more about the club or on the website. Visitors will get to see science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) first-hand through different activities each night related to that night's theme. 

Sunday will be Science Night with OSMO. Monday will be Technology Night with LEGO Robotics Lessons. Tuesday will be Engineering Night. Wednesday will be Art Night. Thursday will be Math Night with an FTC Robot. Friday will be Core Value Day. And Saturday will be 4-H Day.