MS Robotics is Back and Bigger than Ever
Kelly Privette

Unibots, assemble! After a brief hiatus, our Middle School Robotics program is back!

In fact, with 20 students signed up this year, the program is bigger than ever--so big that the group must split into two teams for the tournament season. Students will compete as part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, in which they build and program LEGO MINDSTORMS® robots to overcome challenges inspired by real-world scenarios.

This year’s challenge, CARGO CONNECTSM, asks teams to explore the future of transportation, from the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit. In addition to building and programming a robot that can independently navigate and interact with mission tasks on the challenge table, the team must research, prepare, and present an “innovation project” that identifies and creatively solves a problem related to the year’s theme. The teams will be deciding their innovation project topics soon, so stay tuned for an update!

The program’s advisor, Will Sierzputzowski, who teaches Upper School Computer Science, is a seasoned LEGO League veteran; he competed for four years as a student before going on to judge regional tournaments in the area. In his first year as advisor, Mr. Sierzputowski hopes to set the team up for success this season and beyond.

When the tournament season begins in late November (dates TBA), more CSG students than ever will be there, cheering on each other and the robots they’ve created. Go Unibots!

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