TIER, the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics, a program of Northwest Vista College, was founded to promote robotics as a tool to motivate students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields throughout their education, and to pursue STEM related careers.
TIER accomplishes its mission by providing workshops, competitions, special events and support to educators, schools and community groups participating in youth robotics programs.
Via the SpaceTEAMS Robotics program, the program from which TIER was established, SpaceTEAMS summer camps reached more than 225 students and 36 classroom teachers in the first two years of operation. The TIER program will more than double that number in its first year of operation and is expanding with new programming.
What others are saying about TIER:
Davinci Minds – strategic partner
July 2011 SpaceTEAMS robotics camp at Northeast Lakeview College
March 11, 2009 Campus Technology-Workforce Grant Fuels STEM Equity Initiative
San Antonio Health Science Center News about March 2009 FTC tournament
March 2010 story on the August 2009 Teen Girls Robotics Camp
Time Warner donation enables students to attend Alamo Colleges' robotic camps [La Prensa (San Antonio, TX)]