Welcome to STEAM POST 26’s Official Website
Have you ever wanted to fly a drone, work with a team to compete in robotics competitions at regional, state, or international levels, or design, fabricate, and program other cool devices? If your answer is yes then STEAM POST 26 is definitely worth checking out. On this website you can find out about what we do, what we plan to do, and when we plan to do it. If you would like to learn more details about any of these topics then please go to the About Us page for more information. We encourage you to join Post 26 and to have fun!
STEAM POST 26 is a BSA Explorer Post that is chartered under the University of Tulsa and meets roughly once a week either on campus at Rayzor Hall or at the Persimmon Group office. The goal of STEAM POST 26 is to educate young people in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through hands-on projects which stimulate creative thinking, tours of companies which provide exposure to real-world opportunities in STEAM, and through engineering and technology competitions such as the FIRST Tech Challenge which stimulate creativity and innovation while building character and core values. The Post is composed of middle and high schoolers from around the city of Tulsa. While we are not associated with any particular school, many of our members are homeschooled and many go to Booker T Washington High School. Our mentors are currently all parents of members of the Post or the Club, although we hope to recruit new mentors from the professional world in the future.
Post 26 is currently finishing up its second year participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition. We founded our first team (10355 – Project Peacock – Formerly Eagle Factory Robotics) during the 2015-2016 school year, and this year we founded our second team (11572 – Mouse Spit). We recently participated in the FTC Oklahoma State Regional at SWOSU, and both of our teams went head to head in the finals. Mouse Spit was invited to the FTC South Super-Regional Competition for a chance to be invited to the World Championships. Project Peacock was first runner up and may still receive an invite if anyone gives up their Oklahoma seat.
This summer, STEAM POST 26 plans on building our program to a new level. We will continue to work on FTC projects, and we will continue finishing some of our old ones. We want to build a program that can sustain more diverse interests, and we will work to find a way that those who do not want to participate in FTC can continue coming and learning about fascinating STEAM topics throughout the next FTC season. We are excited about bringing in more opportunity for our members, and we hope that as the opportunities grow our membership and support will as well.
We apologize if our website is somewhat buggy or lacks information in any areas. Post 26 is a relatively new organization, and our website is still under major construction. If you have any problems accessing anything or if you have any questions about anything at all, please visit the Contact Us page for help.