Robotics, a curriculum strongly linked to the foundations of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is building momentum across the nation. Schools and districts implement in-school or after-school programs that engage young minds with hands-on activities that help them see and understand their ever-changing world.  In Indiana, there are over 900 such robotics teams at the elementary level! Recently 160 elementary schools qualified for state competition, including several from the MSD Lawrence Township. Below are highlights for some of the top finishers from MSDLT:

  • Forest Glen Elementary:  Forest Glen had three teams participating. Team 10525A won the Think Award for programming and 2nd place in Indiana Robot Skills. Team 10525B won the Teamwork 3rd Place Award. Team 10525D on the Teamwork 4th Place Award. All three teams have qualified for the VEX IQ World Competition. 
  • Fall Creek Valley Middle School: The FCV Gearcats Team 1024X won the State Championship for their STEM project: The Roles of Robots in our Society. That victory places them in the World Championship in April and marks the third State Championship for the team.

Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to these MSDLT robotics teams.

This post was created thanks to a collaboration with Dana Altemeyer, Ed.D., Coordinator of Communications, Public Relations, &  Marketing.

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