Lego Robots and Science After School
I went to a robotics competition for kids yesterday at a middle school in Sterling. It was pretty cool. About 200 students designed, built, and programmed their own robots using Legos, and then sent them out on various timed missions to pick up or move balls or objects along a pre-set course. All while their teammates cheered them along.
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I can't say I ever did anything like this when I was in school. I don't know if they even had things like this when I was in school.
I'm thinking of joining the JV math club at Fairfax High, and I'm interested in all things extracurricular that have to do with math or science. I'm sure there is a wide world out there that I have not seen. I've heard about MATHCOUNTS, for younger students, and some of the more elite competitions for high schoolers, like the Intel Science Talent Search and the USA Biology Olympiad. But I'd like to compile a longer list of mathletic or science competitions, if you can send me suggestions. If you have participated in any personally, how did you get into it? What was it like?
Michael Alison Chandler
November 17, 2008; 10:12 AM ET
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