The Cristo Rey Boston Robotics Club is getting a boost with the help from a donor who sent over robotic Lego kits for the students to experiment with during science class, introducing all grades to the excitement of creating a working robot. Giving students a chance to explore the applications of robotics during class time will not only enhance their learning, but hopefully plan the seeds of a robust club at CRB.
The Robotic Club, under the advisory of Molly Polio, will be participating in two FIRST Tech Challenges this year, with the goal of building a robot capable of performing stacking tasks. As this is a new configuration of students in the club, Ms. Polio is excited to see their learning curve grow exponentially and is curious to see what the final product will look like. She noted that Lego robotics has a lot of applications in the science field, when students have an opportunity to build windmills, cranes and motorized vehicles that tie into the study of environmental science, physics and engineering.