Our Mission

  • Inspire younger people to be science and technology leaders and innovators;
  • Build science, engineering, and technology skills;
  • Foster critical life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Our Team

  • BananaBots was started as a New Jersey 4-H affiliated robotics club in May 2017.
  • Ethan, our junior coach, Ethan, tutored us for 3 years before he went to Berkeley to study computer science. Thank you Ethan!
  • We participated in various robotics competitions including First Lego League (FLL) and RoboCup Junior (RCJ). We learned a lot from these events and did superb jobs. We are proud of our achievements and will keep learning.
  • We teach young kids basic programming skills such as Scratch. It was a lot of fun!

A Glance at the Future

It's increasingly recognized that extra-curricular robotics clubs can greatly improve students' engagement with STEM subjects. The hands-on experience of learning to design, build and program robots of increasing complexity can greatly boost students' teamwork and problem-solving abilities, while helping them to learn how abstract concepts of mathematics, engineering and computing actually work in practice. If our students get involved in robotics on a competitive level, they will encounter a whole new arena of exciting creative and practical challenges.