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Monday’s robotics event featured the Blue Angels Elementary Rockstar Ninjas of STEM versus Gulf Power (Jedi Knights) of Engineering… However, if you were there, you know that’s just the “professional” introduction. Monday’s competition was “the most amazing event” for so many reasons:

It featured kids (adult and small!) excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics… from the t-shirts to the comments

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It featured a task that challenged students and engineers to work together to build, program, test, and deliver a robot that would successfully complete it.

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It connected the kids with community partners, and… connected the community to these kids via local media! (logos retrieved from individual company/organization website)


It included current school board leaders… and future leaders like Lucy who will start school next year!


And it included opportunities for learning, teamwork, and wins! (Photo below credit: Tony Gilberson, Pensacola News Journal)


This is the final post of a 4-part series about the robotics event pairing the Blue Angels Elementary’s Rockstar Ninjas of STEM with Gulf Power’s engineers.




Quotes from WEAR TV (see cite above); personal email correspondence; and from event hosted May 12, 2014, at Gulf Power auditorium in Pensacola, Florida. Unless otherwise cited, photos captured during event.

Company logos retrieved from each company website; copyright remains with each company.

May 12, 2014, Success! photo. Photo credit Tony Gilberson, Pensacola News Journal. Available online here.

May 12, 2014, WEAR TV video. Available online here.

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