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PS 33 Chelsea Prep attended robotics competition
January 20, 2014, 12:38 pm
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This past weekend PS 33 Chelsea Prep attended robotics competition at the City College of New York . There were 2 teams represented by Chelsea Prep both from the 4th grade G&T class with teacher Mrs. Ladman. The purpose of the competition is to get kits to apply math and science to solve problems with team exercises with LEGO robotics. Each team prepared a presentation and also did a robotics competition with remotes which were judged by the panel. It was a great team effort and one of the teams from PS 33 qualified for the next round at the Javits Center in NYC in a few weeks!  Although the competition lasted all day it was a fun filled day of excitement and seeing all the kids aglow was the energy of learning on a weekend is just another testament why PS 33 Chelsea Prep is one of the best gifted and talented programs in NYC! The children from PS 33 worked over the past 2 months on this project with help from 3 engineers from Google! (Yes, *that* Google!). It’s great to have community involvement from the high-tech community to get the kids involved in math and science activities such as robotics.

Here are some pics from before the competition:

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Google engineering helping the kids design their Lego robotics projects and explaining the ins-and-outs of the technical application of their project. Thanks Google!

PS 33 gifted and talented 4th graded getting ready for the robotics competition weeks ahead of time.

PS 33 gifted and talented 4th graded getting ready for the robotics competition weeks ahead of time.

Here are some pics during the competition:

Aerial view of the competition floor where all the teams set-up their displays. Such an amazing facility to have the competition at City College of NY!

Aerial view of the competition floor where all the teams set-up their displays. Such an amazing facility to have the competition at City College of NY!

PS 33 Chelsea Prep students cheering loud and strong for their winning entry to the competition.

PS 33 Chelsea Prep students cheering loud and strong for their winning entry to the competition.

The team celebrates with the the winning trophy. Next stop: Javits Center!

The team celebrates with the the winning trophy. Next stop: Javits Center!

 

We’ll see what happens in a couple of weeks when the kids enter into the mammoth Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan.


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