Bach to Rock Midlothian, RoboKai, and RVA Robotics partner for Girl-Powered event on Oct. 27

Bach to Rock Midlothian, RoboKai, and RVA Robotics are partnering together to celebrate Girls in STEM in October! Does your daughter enjoy electronics, computers, and music? Join us on Tuesday, October 27th from 6:45-7:45pm for our Halloween-themed Robots and Music night! The event will be held at Bach to Rock’s Midlothian facility in the Bellgrade Shopping Center. Your daughter will enjoy an evening designing a Halloween costume for her robot and having it “perform” Monster Mash! It’s going to be a spooky good time! Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

RSVP is required and space is limited. Please call Bach to Rock Midlothian at (804) 537-2271 or email at to reserve your child’s spot.

Why RoboKai is the Smart Sport for Your Child

Check out this cool video by NOVA SySTEMic from the 2019 VEX IQ State Championships earlier this year.

It seems like everyone is talking about the importance of STEM education these days. That’s because all research is pointing to STEM-related fields as offering the greatest opportunities for high-paying jobs in the coming decades. This is especially true in Virginia, which is trying to position itself as the “Silicon Valley of the East Coast” when it comes to fields in advanced manufacturing, engineering, and computer science.

But having a STEM education is just part of the equation. There are so many soft skills that are needed to work as part of a team, especially in today’s global marketplace. Unlike other STEM programs that focus mostly on individual instruction, competitive robotics places a heavy emphasis on teamwork, time management, creativity, and strategic planning.

Here are some statistics to consider as you decide whether RoboKai is right for your child.

  1. STEM jobs are predicted to grow at a faster rate in Virginia than all other jobs, with advanced manufacturing leading the way, followed by computing and engineering. RoboKai teaches skills critical to all three.
  2. Median earnings for STEM job in Virginia are more than double all other jobs. At RoboKai, we are equipping all our students with hard and soft skills to “go pro.”
  3. According to the Education Commission of the States, young people who are exposed to engineering before high school can develop early interest in the field and improve their performance in math and science. But few students in Virginia get that kind of exposure. Among 8th graders, just one in five have teachers who, at least once a week, discuss the kinds of problems engineers solve. At RoboKai we discuss these problems in every class and workshop, and kids come up with solutions on real robots used in competitions.
  4. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the highest growth among occupations in architectural, engineering, and related services will be in mechanical engineering. At RoboKai, our students are designing, building, and programming machines every week.
  5. A study conducted by the American Society for Engineering Education found that roughly 80% of participants in the VEX Robotics Competition – the same program that RoboKai teams compete in – were more interested in pursuing engineering classes in college.
Call or email to schedule a tour of our facility today. We’d love to show you what we’re all about.

Open House Week Begins August 26


Open House Week Begins August 26

RoboKai will kick off its grand opening with a week of open houses at its new club in Midlothian.

RoboKai, a new competitive robotics club for kids aged 8-14, will be hosting open houses from August 26th through August 31st so parents and kids can learn more about our classes and competition programs.

We will be giving HEXBUG Nano Habitat sets to the first 25 students who sign up as members. Orientation sessions for the 2019-2020 competition season will begin September 13, and classes will start the week of September 30.

We are located in the Village Marketplace Shopping Center at 13114 Midlothian Turnpike, next to Hallmark. Our open house hours will be from 10am until 8pm on Monday through Friday, and 10am until 5pm on Saturday.

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RoboKai is a locally owned and operated company. Founded by two veterans of competitive youth robotics, our goal is to provide a fun, exciting program where kids can build and program robots, make friends, and compete at local, state, and international levels.

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