For Fall 2015, Veritas will be introducing a state-of-the-art robotics program as an optional after-school enrichment for our students. One of our faculty members, Cindy Gault, is a member of the Executive Board of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and has led and judged many robotics competitions at her previous school. Cindy has graciously agreed to bring her experience and leadership in this area to the Veritas community. 
 
We believe classical education, in teaching students how to think, is ahead of the curve when it comes to preparing our children to be producers of technology rather than passive consumers. The skills of logic and reasoning which apply in computer and robotics programming were first discovered by the ancient Greeks. Logic itself can be expressed as a formal mathematical language. A student who understands the concept of the contrapositive, if-then statements, and logical fallacies requires only a review of contextual syntax to program any machine. At Veritas, we believe technology is not a means of education, it is an end of education, one of many ends that can be successfully pursued with a well-rounded liberal arts foundation.
 
More details will follow in the coming months, but we can announce today that we will be partnering with Lego EV3 for this program - and this is no toy. Through the Lego EV3 curriculum, students will use the same software, powered by National Instruments, used by engineers and programmers in the real world to control everything from the Mars Rover to industrial drones. This video provides an exciting preview of the curriculum.