STREAM Robotics 2023-2024

STREAM Robotics
December 2023 Robotics Scrimmage
Fall 2023 STREAMroBotics 

Welcome back Baby Rattlers! 

If you did not have an opportunity sign your student up for STREAM Robotics during our "All Things DRS Extravaganza" on Saturday, here is your chance to do so.

The 2023 FAMU DRS STREAMroBotics Academy Fall 2023 Edition is here, please click the link below to fill out the application.

Do not delay, space is limited.

STREAMroBotics Applications Link

The Academy will consist of students' grades 4th – 12th, scheduled from August 21, 2023, and run through May 23, 2024. There is no fee for your child’s participation in the program. Please note, after missing three days and/or after having five early dismissals or late arrivals per semester, you may be excused from the program. The program will be in session Monday – Thursday, 3:05 pm – 5:45 pm. Snacks will be sponsored by the FAMU DRS Food Services Department and available in the FAMU DRS Cafeteria immediately after school. 

The STREAMroBotics Academy is an advanced Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering Arts, and Math (S.T.R.E.A.M) program in which your child will engage in activities that will further their understanding of our modern world as it relates to Science, Technology, and Engineering. Your child will not only have a specialized course in robotics, but he or she will daily access to tutors from the University’s College of Education in Reading, Math, Science, and Technology. Each student will also be given the opportunity to participate in the program’s arts/performing sessions.  

If you are interested in your child participating in the FAMU DRS STREAMroBotics Academy, please fill out the linked application attached to this letter and submit it by Tuesday August 15, 2023. If you have any additional questions regarding the program, please contact, Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, Program Coordinator at [email protected] or call 850-561-2923.  

Warm Regards, 
Mrs. Foxx-Palmer
STREAM Robotics Team Wins Energy Award
The FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics team wins the Energy Award at the 7th Annual Vex Regional Competition On Saturday, February 04, 2023, the FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics team competed in the middle school division of the Annual VEX Robotics Regional Competition. 
The FAMU STREAM Robotics team is unique in that it is comprised of FAMU DRS students enrolled in 2nd through 8th grades. Under the leadership and direction of Program Coordinator Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer and under tutelage of FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics Coaches Mikayla Smith and David Bailey, the multi-grade level team had a great showing at the competition and won the Energy Award. 
The STREAM Robotics Program at FAMU DRS is the vision of FAMU DRS Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patricia West. Since its inception, the program has thrived and grown under the leadership of Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer, Program Coordinator.  Serving elementary, middle, and high school students, the STREAM roBotics Academy is an advanced Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering Arts, and Math (S.T.R.E.A.M) program offering engaging hands-on experiences that furthers participants' understanding of our modern world as it relates to Science, Technology, and Engineering. 
STREAM Robotics scholars not only participate in a specialized course in robotics, but they also have daily access to tutors and the opportunity to participate in the program's performing arts component, the FAMU DRS Youth Orchestra, and the summer STREAM Robotics program. Mrs. Foxx-Palmer and Dr. West anticipate the program's continued growth and the ability to provide even more students with the opportunity to learn and practice the highly relevant, transferable skills learned through the FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics Academy/Program.
FAMU-DRS and Javacya Arts Conservatory Presents
The FAMU DRS Youth Orchestra - Javacya Arts Conservatory
Christmas/Winter Concert 2022
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VEX Competition
Youth Orchestra Performance Flyer
Apply for the FAMU-DRS Youth Orchestra!
Limited Space Available
Apply for FAMU-DRS STEAM roBotics!
Limited Space Available


FAMU-DRS, Children's Services Council, and Javacya Arts Conservatory Presents
A Summer Spectacular


Summer 2022 Spectacular Event Flyer
3rd Annual Concert
STREAM Robotics Summer Applications Now Accepted Flyer
FAMU-DRS STEAM roBotics Summer 2022 Application
STREAM Robotics is now accepting applications for summer 2022. Rising 4th graders and up are encouraged to apply. Please know that space is limited, and no space is guaranteed. The absolute deadline for submission is May 18, 2022. Please return all applications to Mrs. Foxx-Palmer at [email protected].
Download a copy of the Summer 2022 Application by clicking on the document below.

Molab Science + FAMU DRS

February 24, 2022

During the week of February 24, 2022, our FAMU DRS students enrolled in Ms. Hanley's and Ms. Castillo's science classes truly enjoyed and was able to learn from having Molab Science with us. Our students were able to enjoy interactive, engaging science lessons. Among other things, students build solar panels and windmills while learning valuable skills and information. We are hoping to have more opportunities for our students for supplemental learning activities.


FAMU DRS Hosts VEX IQ League Competition

FAMU DRS hosted the VEX IQ League Competition held November 10, 2021 in the FAMU DRS Cafetorium.


FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics Team Wins Competition!


There were 8 teams who competed Thursday, November 4, 2021 in the 1st ever Vex Robotics IQ League competition at Fairview and our very own Baby Rattlers (All Girls Team) pulled off the victory! 😍
Please help me congratulate them when you see them today! They deserve it!
Team 1- Baby Rattlers-
Captain- Bariki Otieno - 6th Grade;
1. Zarreya Stewart-Programmers - 8th Grade;
2. Azariah Jean-Builders - 7th Grade;
3. Deziraye Burgess-Driver - 5th Grade;
4. Janyla Peterson-Builders - 6th Grade
We want to send a special thanks to the parents who were able to attend and show support to our students.
Our second team (Rattler Pride) came in 5th place, and you know they will be aiming for the 1st place spot next time! So, plan to support this exciting time!
If you would like to see them in action, please come and support them when they compete again next week in our (FAMU DRS) cafetorium, Friday November 12, 2021, at 6 pm.
Wins Vex Competition

NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson Encourages FAMU DRS Students to Consider Space Exploration

Last week, Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) welcomed NASA Administrator Bill Nelson to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee—the K-12 outreach facility for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

Nelson joined FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and FSU President Richard McCullough, Ph.D., for a tour and spoke with engineering students about their research, encouraged FAMU Developmental Research School's (DRS) students to learn about space, discussed his time as an astronaut, and shared NASA’s goals for the future.

FAMU and FSU, along with the University of Central Florida, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and four NASA centers, are partners on a FAMU-led project to recruit more underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in aerospace engineering and give them hands-on training and experience. The project is funded by a $1.2 million grant from NASA.

“NASA is a 21st-century agency with 22nd-century goals,” Nelson said. “To be successful, it’s critical that NASA engages a diverse group of voices and partners because diversity ensures multiple viewpoints, new ways of thinking, and solutions to problems once thought unsolvable. NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project—and our partnership with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering—is just one, critical way the agency is working to open doors for students across the country.”

In 1986, Nelson traveled to space as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Columbia. During his visit to Tallahassee, he recounted some of the challenges of spaceflight, and he provided insight on NASA’s Artemis mission, which will return astronauts to the moon and explore more of the lunar surface.

“Bill Nelson is a wonderful advocate for NASA’s mission, and he spoke about the space workforce of the future looking much more like America than in the past,” said J. Murray Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “The uniqueness of our college is that we...are especially suited to deliver a more diverse, highly trained workforce. Our unique combination of research and diversity is the key thing.”
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Previous Years with the
FAMU DRS STREAM roBotics Academy
STREAM Robotics is pleased to announce its collaboration with Javacya Arts Conservatory to bring you, “The Arts!” Students will learn to play the violin and the cello afterschool during STREAM Robotics. An interest meeting will be held on February 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm.

Please use the Sign up link: to register.

STREAM Robotics is a year-round program for students in grades 4th through 12th providing exciting opportunities in STEM arts and reading. Students learn to build robots, master coding skills and showcase their talents with performing arts! The program hours are 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

For more information please contact, Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at [email protected] or call 850-561-2923.
Robotics Flyer
Robotics Flyer
upcoming events
Tutoring and Homework Assistance
FAMU Day at the Capitol with FAMU College of Education and featuring FAMU DRS STREAM Robotics
February 06, 2020
Celebration of Women and Girls in Science - "Color in STEM"
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The "Color in STEM" event was an opportunity for young women considering science to directly interact with women who are already successful scientists or on the path to becoming scientist. The focus was on exploration of careers in science and networking. Students learned more about what careers are available in science, career pathways, obstacles women face in STEM careers, and how these individual women overcame obstacles to become successful scientists.
Black Architects in the Making Workshop
Thursday, February 20, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, the FAMU Architecture program hosted “Black Architects in the Making (BAM)." The following FAMU DRS Students attended this event. 


Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer STREAM Robotics Group

Kenya Walters, Dari Boatner, Alyric Martin, Philicia Pollocks, Teslyn Watson, Jakayla Allen, Jakalia White, Aubriel Norton, Caliyah Pearson, Makel Montgomery, Nyanna Johnson, Jaliyah Bell


Mr. Peck’s High School Art Students and Art Club Students

Anderson, Asya; Brown, Ta'marvin; Davis, Na'Kiera; Haire, Deja; Harris, Kaniyah; Henderson, Lance; Henry, Christion; Hernandez-Mendez, Cindy; 

Jones, Maria; McClendon, Shawn; McKenzie, Greg; Osborne, Christopher; Randall, Bria; Shuler, Makale; Smith, Kenyadric; Strong, Shanice; 

Wash, Suraya; Brianna Barfield; Leah Thomas

STREAM Robotics and College of Education at FAMU Annual Harambee Festival 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Watch our 2018-2019 STREAM Robotics Video
highlighting moments throughout the year