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Lego League to Leaders: Using Robotics to Problem Solve.

Kewaskum Middle School is using the FIRST Lego League competition to help students learn about robotics, and more importantly, global issues. FIRST Lego League is a worldwide organization that holds an annual competition centered around a different theme. This year’s theme, hydro dynamics, challenged students to improve the way people find, transport, use, or dispose of water – including that for drinking, recreation, or commercial/industrial use. Each team was tasked with building and programming a Lego Mindstorm robot, which needed to autonomously traverse a predesigned field, perform tasks, and return to “base” – the starting area on the field. Kewaskum Middle School had 11 students who participated in a regional tournament at Appleton East High School on November 4th.
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Project GRILL Wraps Up with Student Visit.

Kondex recently concluded its seventh year as a Project GRILL (Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading) partner, this year acting as a mentor to Laconia High School. This program is administered by Fond du Lac Works, a division of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce, and pairs businesses with one of nine area high schools to design and build a working charcoal grill from scratch. Partner companies can support the students by offering guidance or design concept support, but the students themselves must complete all the work. The program kicks off in fall, and takes the full school year to complete.
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