Robotics program bridges divide for autistic students

March 20, 2017 via King5

“Gabi Stansberry’s world can be quiet and closed off. Autism makes it hard for the teen to have normal relationships with people, but her world is now opening up.A program called Unified Robotics created at King’s Schools in Shoreline teams autistic students with others to build robots and relationships…”

King’s Schools student from Lynnwood selected as Dean’s List Semifinalst for robotics

March 15, 2017 via Lynnwood Today

“A King’s Schools student from Lynnwood has been named a FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Semi-finalist.Madeleine Schwitters, of FIRST Robotics (FRC) Team 4911 CyberKnights, will represent King‘s Schools at the Pacific Northwest District Championship April 5-8, 2017 where she will compete for the opportunity to represent the team at the World Championships later that month.The Dean’s List Award began in 2010 to celebrate outstanding student leaders with a strong passion for FIRST….”

King’s High School Robotics qualify for 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation grant

March 13, 2017 via Shoreline Area News

FRC Team 4911 CyberKnights, a robotics team from King’s High School, is proud to announce they have qualified for the 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant awarded by FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).This grant adds to FIRST’s commitment to address the inequities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among underrepresented and underserved students……”

Inclusive Education Inspires Good Student Citizenship

March 2, 2016 via The Journal

“Research has shown that exposure to those with backgrounds different from our own makes us more creative and hard working, and it actually makes us smarter. Having an understanding that others will have opposing or varying points of view changes how we approach problems, voice concerns and propose suggestions. By instilling these values in our students and offering opportunities…”

Student-Created Robotics Program Brings STEM to All Learners

February 27, 2017 via ISTE

“Delaney Foster grew up seeing how important inclusion can be for those with intellectual disabilities. Her sister, Kendall, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and Foster attended an inclusive school in PK and kindergarten. The opportunity to share the life-changing lessons…”

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

February 17, 2017 via Washington STEM

“When a person talks about equity, they usually talk about race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds, which are major issues, but when we talk about equity we need to make sure to include students with disabilities. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, 12 percent of our state’s students have a cognitive disability of some kind…”

Seattle makes history with first Special Olympics robotics championship

December 7, 2016 via Geek Wire

“Seattle’s Pacific Science Center is busy on your average weekend, but this past Saturday it was bursting. Between the life-sized bug exhibit and the dome of the Boeing IMAX theater, a unique competition was taking place…”

Teen with autism inspires a movement: robotics teams for everyone

December 3, 2016 via The Seattle Times

“Kendall Foster was the King’s High School robotics teams’ biggest fan. She loved coming to practices to see her sister, Delaney, when Delaney was a student at the private Shoreline school…”

Robots take over the Pacific Science Center in first ever Special Olympics competition

December 3, 2016 via Q13 Fox

“SEATTLE — It was the battle of the bots Saturday morning at the Pacific Science Center. Over 32 high school teams squared-off in the first ever Special Olympics Washington Unified Robotics Championship. Athletes and partners worked one-on-one to build and program the Lego Mindstorm robots. The winning robot pushes the other robot out of the circle…”

First Special Olympics Robotics Championship takes place in Seattle

December 21, 2016 via Digital Trends

“Earlier this month, the first Unified Robotics Championship took place in Seattle, Washington. In the competition, students pit plastic against plastic in a sumo-style robot battle to push the competitor out of the ring. For the event, students with intellectual disabilities were…”

Shoreline high school students mentor team from Uganda in robot building challenge

November 18, 2016 via KOMO News

“SHORELINE, Wash. – It’s a partnership born out of a shared love of robotics, but the students working together at King’s High School in Shoreline couldn’t have come from more different backgrounds. All this week, five students from Beacon of Hope, a secondary school in Soroti, Uganda…”

CyberKnights Uganda Q13 Fox News Coverage

December 7, 2016 via Q13 FOX News

“Video from Q13 FOX News…”

This Young Woman Found A Way For Her Big Sister To Enjoy Robotics

December 23, 2015 via KUOW NPR

“The commons at Roosevelt High School had been transformed into a battle ground. Robots built by students in the special education program at…”

Taking Inclusion to The Next Level

Spring 2016, via SWE Magazine

“Three hundred U.S. high school FIRST Robotics Competition teams competed for 20 SWE grants that would help them participate in the 2016 season challenge, ‘FIRST Stronghold.’ One Seattle team and its CCEO are not only taking the message of gender parity and inclusion to heart, but their efforts are expanding opportunities for other undeserved groups…”

Changing the Face of Robotics

December 2016, via FIRST Inspires

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” These profound words, courtesy of Kid President, aptly describe a new initiative recently undertaken by the students of the “CyberKnights,” King’s High School’s award winning FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4911 from Seattle, Wash…”

Seattle teen creates robotics program for kids with special needs

December 15, 2015 via KING5

“SEATTLE – Robotics teams are popular in high schools and some inspiring students are bringing that excitement to kids who might otherwise not…”

First Special Olympics Robotics Championship takes place in Seattle

December 21, 2016 via Yahoo Tech

“Earlier this month, the first Unified Robotics Championship took place in Seattle, Washington. In the competition, students pit plastic against plastic in a sumo-style robot battle to push the competitor out of the ring. For the event, students with intellectual disabilities were…”

First Special Olympics Robotics Championship takes place in Seattle

December 21, 2016 via World News

“Earlier this month, the first Unified Robotics Championship took place in Seattle, Washington. In the competition, students pit plastic against plastic in a sumo-style robot battle to push the competitor out of the ring…”

Meet Milo: The Robot Who Helps Kids Learn

October 2016 via ParentMap Magazine

“Rather than using robots for treatment, some kids with special needs take robotics one step further. They build them. In 2015, Seattle teen Delaney Foster was…”

Benefits of Inclusion for Typically Developing Children

November 2016 via Haring Center

“Former EEU student Delaney Foster is a recent graduate of King’s High School, a private school in Shoreline, and was a leading member of the school’s robotics team. Delaney’s sister, Kendall Foster, was diagnosed with autism in early childhood and now attends Roosevelt High School in north Seattle…”

New Special Olympics Sport: Robotics!

2017 via UW Readilab

“It was an exciting weekend at the Pacific Science Center, with the first ever Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship! Unified Robotics is a program in which local Seattle students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to design robots…”

Big sister starts a movement: robotics teams that include the disabled

December 3, 2016 via AUVSI Advocacy

“Kendall Foster was the King’s High School robotics teams’ biggest fan. She loved coming to practices to see her sister, Delaney, when Delaney was a student at the private Shoreline school. Kendall’s friends were…”

Seattle Debuts Special Olympics Robots

December 9, 2016 via Los Angeles High Tech News

“Organizers hope it can become part of the Special Olympics USA Games in 2018, which will be here in Seattle. This is the first time a robotics competition has been a part of any Special Olympics competition. Over 32 high school teams squared-off in the first ever Special Olympics Washington Unified Robotics Championship…”

Seattle robotics club wants to be a national model for making STEM accessible to all students

December 24, 2015 via Geek Wire

“This special series focuses on important community issues, innovative solutions to societal challenges, and people and non-profit groups making an impact through technology. The push for STEM education is…”

CyberKnights, Delaney Foster featured in SWE Magazine

March 2016 via King’s Schools

“Our King’s CyberKnights and Senior Delaney Foster are featured this Spring in the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers for their work on inclusion and creating new norms through their Unified Robotics program…”

King’s High School Robotics qualify for 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation grant

March 13, 2017 via Shoreline Area News

“FRC Team 4911 CyberKnights, a robotics team from King’s High School, is proud to announce they have qualified for the 2017 STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant awarded by FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)…”

Robotics Club for Students with and without Disabilities

October 13, 2016 via Shoreline Area News

“Last year students from King’s High School in Shoreline created a new program called Unified Robotics™. Unified Robotics is a robotics club designed to make hands on STEM learning available to high school students of all abilities…”

Hand in Hand: Bridging Opportunity and Achievement Gaps and Connecting Students through Robotics

November 1, 2016 via Shoreline Area News

“On October 10th, thirteen high schools, plus three middle schools, gathered together with the purpose of extending competitive robotics teams to students with disabilities. All together, 175 people attended…”

Unified Robotics Championship at Pacific Science Center in program developed by King’s High student

November 27, 2016 via Shoreline Area News

“Collaborate. Build. Compete. Students with special needs have the opportunity of a lifetime with Special Olympics Unified Robotics. This ‘sport for the mind’ is spreading like wildfire across Washington state and beyond; fifteen high schools competing in its inaugural season…”

Seattle Makes History with First Special Olympics Robotics Championship

December 8, 2016 via Fab Lab Connect

“Seattle’s Pacific Science Center is busy on your average weekend, but this past Saturday it was bursting. Between the life-sized bug exhibit and the dome of the Boeing IMAX theater, a unique competition was taking place…”

Teen with autism inspires a movement: robotics teams for everyone

December 8, 2016 via Create And Be Well

“This is an inspiring story from Seattle of what can be done when you move outside the boxes we construct for children in our society. Combine the Seattle story with the growing number of opportunities for young people with autism in the high tech sector and we can only hope this is a strong movement in the making…”

Student-Designed Robotics Program

January 19, 2017 via Big Deal Book

“Special Olympics Unified Robotics is a student-designed and student-implemented robotics program that originated in Washington state. The program brings the world of STEM and the sport of robotics to high school students interested in STEM…”

Top 15 Olympics Blogs And Websites on the Web

February 11, 2017 via FeedSpot

“Special Olympics is founded of the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports…”

King’s High School Robotics team launches program for special needs students

December 1, 2015 via Shoreline Area News

“The CyberKnights, King’s High School’s robotics team, is proud to announce the launch of their new program, Unified Robotics. The student-designed…”

Unified Robotics finale Dec 16 includes students with special needs

December 10, 2015 via Shoreline Area News

“The CyberKnights, a Washington FIRSTⓇ robotics team from Kings Highschool in Shoreline, is proud to announce the final event for their new…”

Changing the Face of Robotics: Team 4911 Makes FIRST Robotics Accessible to the Special Needs Community

February 11, 2015 via FIRST® Newsletter

“‘Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.’ These profound words, courtesy of Kid President, aptly describe a new initiative…”

Positive disruption: Puget Sound’s best civic tech projects of 2015

December 25, 2015 via Crosscut

“Earlier this year, Kings High School student Delaney Foster started a club to connect special education students in Seattle and their peers through learning technology. Piloted with Roosevelt High School, the program helps students of all abilities accelerate their STEM learning while also erasing divisions between students considered “normal” and those with special needs…”

Seattle robotics club wants to be a national model for making STEM accessible to all students

December 24, 2015 via GeekWire

“The push for STEM education is evident in schools, clubs and community centers just about everywhere. But Delaney Foster saw that there was…”

Alumni Spotlight (Anna Fitch)

February 6, 2015 via FIRST

“For our new ‘Alumni Spotlights’ series, we caught up with Anna Fitch, a FIRST Robotics Competition alumna from Team 4911 the CyberKnights from Seattle, WA.”

FIRST Robotics Competition

February 4, 2015 via Tecplot

“Tecplot, Inc. is once again sponsoring the King’s High School robotics team, the Cyberknights (team 4911),  in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)…”

Washington FIRST Robotics at Glacier Peak High School

March 2014 via Mill Creek View

“4911 CyberKnights King’s High School, Seattle…”

King’s High School FRC

January 2014 via Electroimpact

“The CyberKnights (formerly 3717) is a rookie FRC robotics team from Shoreline, WA. Electroimpact has been working with the team since 2012 by offering guidance and resources…”

FIRST World Championship

April 27, 2013 via Rockwell Collins

“The power, excitement, and fun of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) filled the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, April 27, as FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC)…”

Mentioned in Ring It Up! Wikipedia page

via Wikipedia

“Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winner: CyberKnights 3717″

King’s robotics teams earn top rankings at world championship in St. Louis

May 5, 2012 via Shoreline Area News

“King’s Schools announces a top four overall finish for the CyberKnights, team 3717”

King’s Robotics Teams Place in Top Four at the FTC Robotics World Championship

May 7, 2012 via Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch

“King’s Schools experienced a top four overall finish for the CyberKnights, team 3717…”