Jonathan Plattner working
on cutting out the base
for the robot.
The Robotics Team is up and running!
Our team is composed of NCS students from grades 8-12th and local home schoolers. It is a fabulous joint effort and is student led.
Here is our agenda…
The team will be meet Friday September 16th at 3:30PM. The meeting will last until 6:00PM. This is will be last opportunity to join the team.
On Saturday (17th) we will be going to the Robotics Kickoff at Lipscomb University to learn about our robotics task for this competition.
After kickoff, the team will meet on Mondays from 4-6, Fridays from 3:30-6:30, and Saturdays from 2-4 or later. The commitment for this team is for 6 weeks.
On October 29th all of our work will go head to head with other schools from throughout the Southeast in the Music City BEST* Robotics Competition.
(((for a sneak peek of the custom-built robots, come out to the Cool Springs Mall on Saturday, Oct. 22 to see many of the teams try out their prototype robots before the official competition.)))
AND after the competition we are dreaming about—and planning for—a LEGO Robotics Team during the spring. Funding this endeavor will be our largest hurdle. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile and inspirational program, please contact Mrs. Almon.
This program is designed to inspire students (grades 8-12) to pursue a career in engineering, science, technology, and math through participation in a sports-like science and enginearing-based robotics competition.
* The BEST program (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) is a nationwide, hands-on engineering program challenging students to build a robot using specific materials such as plywood, PVC pipe, duct tape and a computerized control system. The goal is to teach problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills through math and science -- two highly valued skills in the education arena today.
For more information see Mrs. Almon in the lower school in room 186 or email her email@example.com