More programming and robotics opportunities coming to RCAS

Thanks to a $27,000 grant, more RCAS students at every level, will have an opportunity to become interactive with programming through creating robots designed for specific tasks.


Stevens High School students, along with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology alumni, will work with K-12 schools throughout the district and strategically place loaner robot kits to initiate a robotics program. These kits will allow students to begin teaching basic programming and advance their knowledge by applying their skills to create robots.


To begin, students in STEM classes at Stevens High School will be introduced to programming through VEX robotics. Stevens High School will then reach out to other high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in the Rapid City Area Schools.