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The Robots Are Coming.

The EV3 LEGO Robotics Challenge and Coding Showcase is an opportunity for youth who have been studying robotics and/or coding to demonstrate their learning, celebrate accomplishments, and interact with others who share similar interests.

In the Robotic Challenge teams of 2-3 students, in grades 3 through 12, will select one of three challenges. The Coding Showcase is an open event meaning students can participate in a variety of ways and at various stages of completion of a finished product.  In the Makerspace portion of the event students use their creative skills to build artistic robots and junk mobiles. The entire event features a March Madness theme.

In addition to honing their technical skills, students will also be working on their soft skills. Teams of students will be tapped to head to the Press Box by volunteer media representatives to record a video interview. The team members will respond to questions and practice public speaking as well as reflective thinking on what skills they have gained and/or developed by participating in the event.

This event takes place March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Allegan Public Schools Fieldhouse. Sponsoring organizations include: Area Educational Service Agency, Allegan/Van Buren Math & Science Center, ALL IN (ALLegan AESA INvention-INnovation-INclusion), MSU Extension/4-H and the Allegan Area STEM Partnership.

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