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