The Technobotics Academy is focused on using applied robotics to inspire tomorrow's leadership in science and technology. As part of the Academy experience, students will be utilizing engaging, hands-on activities, in the first-ever multi-robotic platform training environment in Polk County, to learn about cutting edge and emerging technology and equipment and connect these applications to the world of work. Opportunities for college and workforce preparation are provided through advanced curriculum, diverse field experiences, internship/externships, job shadowing and mentoring, robotics competitions and accelerated course pathways. The business, industry, and community partnerships are critical components to providing the foundation and support necessary to make Technobotics a world-class option for high school learning in the region.
Their secret to success? Hard work, long hours and rubber bands. It may seem odd that five teenagers can get so excited over a bag of rubber bands - but they have earned bragging rights with the help of the stretchy circles. Winter Haven High School's robotics team is rolling toward a national competition after an unexpected win in its second year.