Patterson Elementary Robotics

  •  Robotics Academy logo          Robotics Academy group   

    P.R.A. (Patterson Robotics Academy) 3rd and 4th graders participate in the EARLY (Engineering and Robotics Learned Young) robotics contests throughout the year. P.R.A. 5th graders participate in All-Earth ECO BOT Challenge (Harris County Department of Education) robotics contests. Girls Who Code Club follow a curriculum prescribed by the international organization as well as Scratch coding software. 4th and 5th graders meet on Wednesdays to prepare for Junior BotBall Challenges.


     Girls Who Code   

    P.R.A. meets on most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (3:15pm - 4:45 pm) to learn about the fundamentals of simple machines, build motorized mechanisms, and designing apps. While the 3rd and 4th grade teams’ practice for EARLY tournaments using wired controlled robots, the 5th grade team uses basic computer coding to program autonomous robots to perform ECO BOT Challenges at the tournaments. Robotics Academy members are invited to tryout at the beginning of the year based on merit, motivation and interest. This school year P.R.A. has expanded to include 5th grade Girls Who Code.

    robotics team

    Mr. Edmund Pantuliano is Program Director for the P.R.A.

    Fereshteh Farvilli            (5th)   ECO BOT Coach

    Rosario Martinez           (4th)     EARLY Coach

    Alma Adams                  (3rd)     EARLY Coach

    Britany Corprew             (GWC)       GWC Facilitator (5th)

    Karla Avila                     (GWC)       GWC Facilitator (4th)

    Kanwal Siddiqui              (GWC)       GWC Facilitator (4th)

    Juan Hurtado                       (5th)            JBC Coach

    Jaqueline Aguayo                (4th)            JBC Coach

    Megan Pantuliano         Volunteer Professional

    Mrs. Ortiz                      Parent Volunteer

    Mrs. Rocha                    Parent Volunteer

    P.R.A. is partially funded by a grant from Schlumberger and matching contributions from ConocoPhillips. 

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  • For more information please contact, 

    Mr. Edmund Pantuliano 
    Program Director