Elementary and middle schools put STEM learning on display at a robotics competition between all schools in the county.

STEM Learning on Display at a Robotics Competition“I’m astonished at the crowd. This is great support for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) schools,” said Stanly County School Board Chairman Melvin Poole.

The gymnasium at Locust Elementary School was filled with teams, coaches, referees, and spectators on a Saturday afternoon. The robotics competition on a Saturday afternoon attracted interested spectators from all over the county.

“We volunteered to host this competition and promote STEM education,” said David Grice, Locust Elementary principal.

The competition for grades 4-8 was managed by Kathy Kent, president of CyberKids Robotics. There were 17 teams, 7 in middle school and 10 in elementary.

Kits for the competition were compiled by CyberKids staff. The kids contain 2,162 pieces and require five hours to assemble.

“Students must build a robot from the ground up,” Kent explained.

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