Glendale Robotics Academy

The GRA serves as a point of collaboration with various community partners. Synergistic activities include:
  • Facilitate and host competitions and camps to get more K-12 students excited about careers in STEM.
  • Foster connections with industry to improve collaboration on curriculum and promote student internship opportunities.
  • Provide support for undergraduate research projects.
  • Expand opportunities for the capstone experience by including projects in other areas of engineering.


  • We are committed to creating an authentic and interdisciplinary learning experience in the context of robotics.
  • Our program is structured to engage students in hands-on design/prototype projects as they learn fundamental concepts from physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
  • After finishing introductory and intermediate classes, students participate in capstone courses and complete a sophisticated engineering project, such as the design and manufacture of an autonomous mobile robot for competition.
  • This experience prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions and pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), where job opportunities are growing nearly twice as fast as non-STEM occupations.

3D Printing Competition Pilot Program
Open to faculty for winter

All 5 teams presented at the end of fall semester.  See their presentation here.

Partner with GRA