Robotics is a rapidly growing field in computer science. This apprenticeship teaches basic robot design to middle school students that culminates in a judged competition (WOW!). This competition includes a teamwork interview, research presentation, and a robot demonstration. Through applied knowledge of computer programming (NXT), research and design, developed problem-solving skills, and intense collaboration with team members, students construct their own basic robots and research presentation that result in a unique solution to a problem related to the challenge theme. Students also learn to demonstrate knowledge of how and why such robots operate the way they do. Included in this curriculum are explicit connections to career options and educational experiences necessary to fulfilling a career in robotics design.