“The nation will require approximately one million more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals than what will be produced at current rates over the next decade.” – President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology February 2012 report to the President
Approximately 200 teams from multiple school districts across the region converged on the Bossier Civic Center this Saturday to compete in the 2014-2015 Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) Competition 2. RARC is a series of three science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competitions for students in grades 3-12. The competitions build upon one another in regards to skill and difficulty. Keeping with the 2014-2015 RARC theme of Exploring New Realms, teams were assigned a mission to program and autonomously navigate a robotic vessel through a simulated solar system.