HOWDY! I am starting a summer camp this year for robotics. It’ll be mostly IQ and SCRATCH with 4-8th graders. BUT I need a name???!!!
Ingredients for this naming recipe:
STEM - Including this makes everything more marketable
Robotics / Robot - Good to include.
Westwood Middle School - The name of my school
(Univeristy of Florida / Gators are here in town too!)
My current iteration is:
Title: Westwood STEM Camp
Subtitle: With VEX IQ and SCRATCH
You’re definitely right that STEM makes everything more marketable, but personally it makes me cringe a little bit. If it had “technology,” “programming,” or “robotics” in the name, though, I would be all over that. That’s not to say that you should avoid the word STEM, it’s just me personally. I liked @Aiden Pyle 's suggestion.
If you are trying to get an audience, I think it’s best to have a clear mind and think about the point of view of someone who has never heard of anything related to robotics. Yes, you are trying to target a specific type of people, but the parents are the one who is paying. I personally think it’s best to not involve the “STEM” abbreviation because from their side it probably won’t make much sense. Also, most names that are shorter have much higher success because they can be remembered and recognized easier, so I would suggest keeping it simple and do “Westwood’s Robotics & Coding Camp.”
This is just my opinion, though