Mr. Warren Astler currently serves as the science instructor and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Coordinator at Arma Dei Academy.
He taught third grade for ten years and middle school for nine years at a local Christian school helping develop their middle school science program. During the past seven years, Mr. Astler continued his work in the middle school by teaching science, technology, video production and STEM courses. He served as the STEM coordinator at a science-based charter school and helped develop the technology program at a public middle school.
Grades 6 - 8
The four hour competitions are twice a year in the following tasks:
Open Design: Robot builders create imaginative robots that can perform a useful task. No design constraints.
Tractor Pull: Robots attempt to pull the most weight over a given distance
Black Line: Robots navigate a black line that has twists, turns, and corners
Drag Racer: Robots are designed to travel at a high speed in a straight line
Minesweeper: Robots clear a 36″ square of 40-small cubes in the fastest time
Rover 2.0: Robots will climb an incline with various obstacles in its path
Maze Runner: Robots navigate through a maze without knowing the correct path prior to the challenge
Sumo: Robots will “wrestle” another robot in an attempt to push their competitor outside of a 36″ square mat.
Grades 1 - 5
Congratulations to our Arma Dei Academy SeaPerch underwater robotics teams!!!
Competing against middle school teams from across the region in various underwater challenges in the 2016 SeaPerch Challenge in Colorado Springs, both Arma Dei teams had an impressive showing of courtesy to judges and fellow competitors.
By placing first overall, one team qualified and joined over 150 teams at the 2016 National SeaPerch Challenge at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. They competed in a juried poster competition and in-pool technical events with their SeaPerch ROVs.