SciTech Tuesday–2015 Robotics Challenge
This year’s National WWII Museum Robotics Challenge, Invent for Victory, was held May 9th. Thirty-six teams from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida participated in matches with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. They were given 10 objectives, and their goal was to program a robot to complete those challenges. Additionally they made a music video explaining advances in STEM during WWII.
When almost 400 4th-8th graders come to your museum, bringing family, friends, and robots, it’s hard not to have a great time. For most of Saturday they filled our Museum, and with about 75 volunteers we had a brilliant time.
Prizes were awarded in 3 Categories, and there was also a Grand Champion chosen.
- Samuel Green Charter School–Green Giants of New Orleans
- Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies–The Avengers of Metairie
- Maker Krewe–The Unbreakables of New Orleans
Best Robot Design:
- Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center–Bayou Builders of Ponchatoula
- Patrick Taylor Academy SciTech Academy–The Flying Tigers of Westwego
- Stephens Elementary–Bruh Legos of Alexander City, Alabama
Best Robot Performance:
- Alexander City Middle School–Legotrons of Alexander City, Alabama
- Westdale Heights Academic Magnet–Techno Tick Tocks of Baton Rouge
- Mandeville Jr High–Purple Phyre of Mandeville
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary–Red Tail Squadron of New Orleans
Grand Champions Award:
For annually showing the teamwork and perseverance it takes to be great, Lake Harbor Middle School’s Titanium Owls, of Mandeville.
Learn more about STEM at The National WWII Museum.
Post by Rob Wallace, STEM Education Coordinator
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