In The Community
In an effort to expand teams in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, Harvey has held open houses in conjunction with Vex and iDesign and has travelled all over the Southern New York Region to High Schools that are interested in starting programs. Harvey shares its curriculum, project plans, lab design, and, in general, all of its experience with any school or club that is thinking of getting into robotics and STEM education.
The Harvey School robotics program was approached by a past faculty member, Dr. Jason Baker, who had become a dentist and researcher at Montefiore Hospital. He asked the team to design a device that would aid his research, when there was not one on the market. Together, the Harvey students and Dr. Baker designed several iterations, and eventually, Dr. Baker approved the prototype. Then, several sets of the device were constructed. The device was successfully built for Dr. Baker and he plans to use it in an upcoming research project. A patent application for the device is pending.
About Harvey Robotics Camp
Students Helping Out
Harvey hosts an intense, 5-day robotic camp during the summer on campus. Campers learn to build, code, and drive a clawbot. The finale involves a competition event designed by campers. The Course is taught by Mr. Kelly and Harvey Robotics team members assist him by volunteering their time.
Volunteering at The Library
In previous years, the Katonah Public Library has run a free week long robotics program for local school children that teaches basic engineering principles and coding skills through robot based projects. Students from our robotics team volunteer and work with these students during the day to help them with concepts and programming basics.
The Harvey Robotics program has generated a great deal of interest throughout the Harvey community and beyond. Harvey has hosted several Cub Scout events. The young scouts build a small robot, learn a little coding, drive the competition robots, and play a game of their own creation using field elements from previous games. Mr. Kelly or Mr. Wahlers lead the demonstrations. Student volunteers supervise the building of the robots, coding, and playing robotic games.