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.
Post by Rob Wallace, STEM Education Coordinator