Robotics clubs continue to grow

DOWNEY - Robots are taking over Warren High School.In its second year, the Warren robotics teams are continuing to grow. The teams were created last year with a simple goal in mind -- compete and win a head-to-head competition against Downey High School. With encouragement and support from the Columbia Memorial Space Center, both schools began tinkering with robots. And fresh off their win last year, the Warren team is setting new goals. This year, they plan to compete in a regional competition against other schools in Poway, Calif., in November. The robotics teams are part of a collective effort and partnership between the space center and Warren's Lead the Way engineering program. Students are taught the engineering behind the robots and then set loose with parts, tools and their imagination to get their creation working. This is all part of the Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) program that is being stressed in the United States to produce more engineers and scientists for the future. At Warren, the future looks bright with more than 25 students involved with robotics this year. To see any of the action at work, stop by the space center Saturday to get a glimpse of these young engineers doing their thing.

********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27