NASA Holds Robotics Competition For Children at CSI

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By Jeff Gomske

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Children from all over Southern Idaho gathered at the CSI Gym Saturday for some friendly robotics competition.

The purpose of the activity is to introduce students to engineering and science through a program using Legos.

The children build their own working Mars Rovers and compete in 8 different events.

They compete in categories like speed, climbing and even navigating their creations while blindfolded.

Each activity is designed to help boost the participant’s interest in science.

Program Coordinator Becky Highfill says, "we want to get more kids involved in Stem Education, science, technology, engineering and math and show them that math and science can be fun."

All children who came received a medal for participation and the top 3 rover teams won trophy’s.

Afterwards the NASA educators will pack up for a trip North to Moscow next week and do it all again.

For more information regarding the NASA/Idaho Education, visit their website at www.id.spacegrant.org


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