By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
The Botball season begins each year in September with the optional KIPR contest for that year. In the past, teams had opportunities to create websites for the R&D Website Challenge or promotional videos for the KIPR Video Showcase. Teams were asked to prepare educational, promotional or instructional websites / videos that related to robotics projects or robotic endeavors.
In January, February, and March, the Botball Educator Workshops provide team leaders and mentors with technology training and introduce the details of that year's game. Then, after a build period of about 7 weeks, students bring their robots to their regional tournament to compete against others in the current season's game challenge.