Magruder’s Robotics Club

Robotics Club

Josh at the Robotics Booth at Magruder Madness Day

Josh at the Robotics Booth at Magruder Madness Day

photo 3By: Lizbeth M. and Carly P., staff writers

Is there a Magruder club where you can build something, program it, and see it perform a task? Robotics Club!  Robotics is a club where you can show off your robot building skills and it’s run by Mrs. Peterson from 3:15 to 4:30 in room 26 every Friday. Students from any grade can join, learn how to build Lego robots, learn to program them, and learn to communicate with others, to experience teamwork and to persevere. The students who joined the Robotics Club are Carly P., Nyla S., Tony N., Jason J., Maxwell A., Catherine P., Kayla V., Jade T., Joshua O.,  Max M., Mark M., Robert H., Parham N., Alexis C., Daylon C., Annie C., Bryan C., David K., Sunbo A., Kenadi K., and Alexis D.

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About 6 years ago, our first Robotics Club was started by another teacher, Mr. Merrihew. Since  Mr. Merrihew departed from Magruder, the Robotics Club had to be put to an end. With a little hope,  Mrs. Peterson wrote a grant  for an Exxon Mobil Pegasus Award and received 4,000 dollars for nine Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits, the educator’s edition. Magruder also joined The First Lego League, which holds competitions locally. These robotics competitions will start in October of next year. We have a team of ten 7th graders, but we need a team of 8th graders.

One of the upcoming events in Robotics Club is a field trip that they will be going to next year, to Space X in Hawthorne,  a private company that puts satellites into orbit.

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The Robotics Club is absolutely for fun and learning.  So, if you are up for a challenge, and would like to be a part of the competitions next year, join Robotics Club now.

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