2006-03-30 / News

The robots are ready for competition

Students in grades 7 and 8 recently demonstrated their robotics projects in Stephanie Pamula's class. From left are Hannah Cordes, Ashlin Gillis, Hannah Farrelly, Katie Bednarczyk, Caia Diepenbrock, Lili Flour, Clay McKenna, and Chris Crawford. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten Students in grades 7 and 8 recently demonstrated their robotics projects in Stephanie Pamula's class. From left are Hannah Cordes, Ashlin Gillis, Hannah Farrelly, Katie Bednarczyk, Caia Diepenbrock, Lili Flour, Clay McKenna, and Chris Crawford. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten It is a "race to the finish" for the students from the Lawn Avenue School as final preparations are underway for Robotics Park scheduled for this Saturday, April 1.

Seventhand eighth-grade students in Stephanie Pamula's Technology Education classes, and the multi-grade after-school Robotics Club members co-ordinated by Jack Hubbard, Joe Logan and Laura Dussault, will travel to CCRI in Warwick to represent Jamestown.

The 14th annual Robotics Park boasts the largest kindergarten through grade 12 robotics event in the nation. The conference will engage more than 1,000 Rhode Island youngsters in exhibiting the fruits of their labor. Touring the park is open to the public and free of charge.

Robotic Park is the culminating event for over fifty Rhode Island classrooms that are engaged in robotics design activities using robotics-based educational technologies originally developed at MIT.

This event, the largest student event of the year, is held in April and gives students a wonderful opportunity to present what they have created and what they have learned to a real audience outside the school.

What is the Rhode Island School of the Future? RISF is a RI non-profit organization dedicated to increasing and improving technological fluency in schools. The RISF is an all-volunteer organization comprised of educators and business people.

More details about the Robotics Park event can be found at the RISF Web site http://risf.net/RoboPark.htm.

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