SJS Robotics Club
Are you ready for a STEM challenge with SJS Robotics Club? We are looking for grades 4-8 students and parents too! We meet to have fun, build friendships, solve space problems, and learn from 3:15pm to 4pm on Mondays and Fridays in the 5th Grade Classroom at SJS. Contact Tom Ceniglio at 860-262-0688 or email him at [email protected]
For the INTO ORBIT Project, your problem is very unique: You must “identify a human physical or social problem faced during long duration space exploration within our Sun’s solar system and propose a solution.” For this season, to avoid any confusion about just whom your solution should benefit, we have removed the phrase “adds value to society” from the Challenge Guide. This is to make it clear that your team only needs to worry about finding a solution that helps the people in space affected by your problem. If it happens to also help people on Earth by creating a “spinoff” solution, that’s great! However, it’s not a requirement. Judges will be notified of this Update so that when they are evaluating your team’s solution, they do not expect you to develop an innovation that also solves a problem on Earth. Also, remember that teams are expected to share their work as part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Project. However, we realize that it may not be possible to share your research with an expert in space exploration. That’s OK! Remember that you can share your Project with any of the professionals you consulted as part of your research to achieve Accomplished or Exemplary levels on the rubric.