In the 2011-12 school year, we launched another exciting club, the Young Scholars Robotics Club. Our school team-“Robo Scholars” was comprised of 7-9 students and the club participated in the First Lego League Challenge 2011 (FLL). The club won three awards! FLL is an international competition where over 200,000 students from 55 countries compete in several areas: ROBOT GAME and PROJECT. For more information about the competiton, click here.
ROBOT GAME- We built Lego-based autonomous robot to complete many challenging tasks on a thematic playing surface. We call our robot “Beemo” which has been showing an outstanding performance consistently. You can watch one of the practice game sessions of Beemo here.
PROJECT- Our team invented a device called "Frozonizer" that is attached into a refrigerator vegetable crisper to eliminate bacteria from fruits and vegetables using ozone technology. It eliminates the bacteria from fruits and vegetables which is a common cause of over 25 million illness and 1300 deaths in the US annually. We have done experiments at Penn State University to test the effectiveness of our invention, conducted public surveys, presented it in local hotels and grocery stores. For deatiled information about our invention click here.
Despite being a novice at FLL, we won three trophies this year:
And we are not done yet: Our project placed 4th among 261 ideas from all around the world and made it to semifinals in Global Innovation Award which is an ongoing competition. The winning team will have a chance to get their product patented and work with product development and marketing experts to transform their invention into a product reality. For the details please go here.
Please, check out the TV appearance of our team on WTAJ TV here:
And after FLL we attanded the Penn State Robotics Competition which was held at Mount Nittany Elementary School on April 14, 2012. Our team placed 2nd among 11 middle school teams.
WOW! Isn’t that AMAZING achievements for 12 year old kids! Our team has been displaying great commitment and having a lot of FUN since the beginning of the year. We have not only learned a ton about food safety and robotics, we have also learned what it means to be a team, how it feels to reach our goals, and how to connect with other people in order to find willing sponsors, mentors, and friends in our community who can contribute to our success. These contributors have not only helped with the team project, team building activities, and robotics, but have been real role models for teaching us to build up our community, too. We couldn't have made it a successful year without this help, and we are grateful for the experience!
For the interactive course related to SENIOR SOLUTIONS project, click here or paste this into your browser:
Town&Gown magazine and State College magazine both ran articles that included information on our Lego Competition. Click on the links below:
Town& Gown magazine
State College magazine
To enroll for YSCP Robotics Club contact our coaches Mr.
We are attending PennState EEE Robotics Competiton again.
Please, find the details here:
Some FREE Robotics Tutoril websites:
Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School • 1530 Westerly Parkway State College, PA 16801 • 814-237-9727
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