New club teaches NJ kids about coding, engineering and robotics

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A new club that recently opened in Hudson County will teach young children about computer coding, engineering and robotics.

The Rocket Club at the Monroe School in Hoboken immerses kids ages 9 through 14 in robotics entrepreneurship and coding.

“They’re going to be learning business concepts, robotics coding,” says Yoohan Ko, who heads the club. “They’re going to be learning about robotic claws and a Mars rover…so they see that ‘Oh I’m building a robotic claw,’ but this is actually what’s being used by SpaceX, by Tesla in their factories.”

Rocket Club owner Alex Hodara will be giving away $10,000 to three students with the best robotics-based businesses.

Some of the club’s members say that they already have big plans.

“I want to code when I grow up and try to get the $10,000,” says Jack Mroz, who says that he would also like to be an NFL player.

Mroz also has a business with his younger brother Liam.

“We usually sell geodes,” Liam says. “Geodes are just little rocks and you try to crack them open and if you do there are crystals inside.”

More information about the Rocket Club can be found on the group’s website.

 

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