BRHS & Project Lead the Way
Brother Rice has partnered with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a non-profit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for students and teachers across the U.S. Our champion Robotics Club and opportunities for higher education scholarships mark us as leaders in STEM.
Winner of the Shedd Midwest Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Regional Championship 3 years in a row!
Top 10 overall in 2018 MATE International Underwater Robotics Competition out of 400 teams from 20 different countries worldwide.
Qualified for the MATE International Competition 3 years running.
Underwater Robotics Partnership with Shedd Aquarium
Helping Hands Project – An advocacy program dedicated to creating prosthetic devices for children in need.
VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, tasks student teams with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.
Aquarius Project – Students in the Robotics Club are working with the Shedd Aquarium Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium to search for meteorite fragments in the depths of Lake Michigan.
Brother Rice now offers a STEM diploma for students who achieve the following requirements; students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 after the 7th semester.
3 credits in Engineering (PLTW)
4 credits Science
4 credits Math
4 credits English
3 credits Social Studies
4 credits Theology
2 credits Physical Ed/Microsoft Office
4 credits World Language or 2 credits World Language and 1 credit in Computer Science (IT Essentials, Web Design or Coding)
Active participation that meets the club requires in at least one service organization: Edmund Rice Camp, Helping Hands, Advocacy Club, Student Council or National Honors Society.