It's a wonderful habit that you don't have to think about...hummm...I am reminded of an old Chinese proverb...something about the benefit of good habits...(it'll come to me. Later. Maybe.)
We take turns doing our weekly "download"....and, of course, nowadays -- we compare and share our Splendid Sampler blocks...
BUT -- Several weeks ago, we had a special treat...and an up-close-and-personal report on an incredible international event. Linda P. gave us an exciting blow-by-blow report of the INTERNATIONAL FIRST Robotics Competition which she'd attended in St. Louis, Mo.
LINDA'S GRANDSON WAS ON THE WINNING TEAM....!! Congratulations to the Tremont Roboteers!!
|HAVE you ever seen a bigger smile?? Yes, she's wearing a t-shirt, a nametag, AND a boa...|
|The program itself was a very impressive thing.|
|There are many large Corporate sponsors, because obviously, building these sophisticated robots is very expensive.But the program is designed so that each team works with local engineers, who are their mentors.|
|Participating in the FIRST Robotic Competition is a huge commitment for the students and their families...but the benefits can be HUGE.|
Currently, there are over 180 schools and organizations across the country offering over 1200 undergraduate scholarship opportunities, totaling over $20 million in scholarship funding available for current or former FIRST participants.
|This proud Grandma brought her I-Pad so we could watch the video of the winning match.|
|OF COURSE, even during this very busy week of international robot competition and out-of-town travel, our over-achieving LP still managed to complete TWO NEW BLOCKS...!!|