Teens Gear Up For Robotics Competition
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Teenage techies from across the city are gearing up for a big robotics competition this weekend.
Eighty teams are preparing for the First Lego League Robotics Competition this Sunday at the Javits Center.
Among the competitors are the R.A. Tech Titans, a group of seventh and eighth graders from Resurrection Ascension School in Queens.
School officials and students say the competition is a great way to branch out from the classroom.
"It allows them to solve problems. It allows them to think creatively, and it really does allow children to excel outside of the area of the curriculum, outside the classroom,” said Principal Joann Heppt.
“The themes that First Lego League picks integrate real-life problems, whether it be the environment or transportation, as this year's theme has,” said Janna Carbone, the Tech Titans robotics coach. “So the students really get a chance to problem solve.”
“It really helps us learn our teamwork skills, because while one person is building the robot, you have somebody else programming the robot, and it really helps us work together,” said a participant.
The competition is part of "Connect a Million Minds," an initiative of NY1 parent company, Time Warner Cable.
For more information on the program, go to ConnectAMillionMinds.com.