All students at Ransom Everglades receive training in robotics and computer programming as part of the school's broad, well-rounded curriculum, while many choose to pursue more advanced study through additional courses and extra-curricular clubs that prepare them to take RE's ethic of service-oriented leadership into technological fields.
A required, semester-long computer programming and robotics course began in 2010 for seventh graders. Students learn the basics of app design and animation using the APP Inventor software developed at MIT and the Alice programming software developed at Carnegie Mellon. Students maintain an engineering notebook documenting their progress while they design, build and program task-oriented robots using Lego Mindstorms.
Students can continue their passion for robotics in robotics clubs on both campuses. The advanced Middle School club competes in local, national and worldwide tournaments, building task-oriented robots using Vex IQ components, while Upper School students may join the BattleBots team that competes in national BattleBots events. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, one current student and three alumni participated in the ABC televised series BattleBots.