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    And Here it IS!

    Not as bad as I first invisioned...
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    The Mission

    is for the Robots to retrieve supplies, including fuel tanks, medical, food and general supplies in -155 degree F. temperatures from the cargo bay. We get points for this and that, and I will not go into details on that. It is simply part of the competion.

    There are 4 robots on the field at one time for each playoff which only last for 3 minutes (it is that cold on Mars).

    Here is part of the cargo...
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    How neat is that? I can't wait to see the robots.
    tennessee sue

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    Wow Ann ! It's getting more and more interesting week by week !

    Still on the education topic but something a bit different. I saw this on the morning news the other day and thought, gee, I'd like Ann to see this. Here is the link. It's even better if you can watch the video(see small print at top of story that reads "Watch video").

    http://www.ksn.com/news/local/9919287.html
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Practice Field

    This is the partial practice field built by our very own students!

    I am so very proud of the work that these students did, not to mention the teacher that worked with these students. They did a fabulous job!
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    BEST Competition in Wichita

    Ann- I saw this in the paper today. Is your competition coming up soon ?

    http://www.kansas.com/209/story/206233.html
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    OH! Cathy!

    Our competition was yesterday.

    I am totally exhausted, but it was worth every moment of it.

    We burned the midnight oil this week trying to get ready, but it was too much, too soon, and not enough time and resources.

    We learned so much, and it is an experience that we will never forget, but our Robot "MarsCat" was not ready for the competition, so we sat on the sidelines watching in awe. Our design was as good or better than the best, but we simply did not have time to get it working.

    The team now knows how much fun the competition day is, and how much they can learn from other teams. It was an absolutely FUN filled day!!!

    The highlight of the day was at the teacher/mentor luncheon. Degussa Corporation donated $600 to our school to pay for the "returnables" kit. One of the local high schools had offered in the event that Degussa did not, but Degussa handed me a check for $600. I was in tears at this point. The kids worked so hard, and they were never discouraged by equipment failures. Tears form in my eyes as I think of that... They learned so much, so very fast.

    Anyway, we get to keep the most expensive parts and we can work on our robot for the weeks to come. Thanks to Degussa!

    We are planning a competition against the BEST of the BEST, the winners that will advance to Auburn. It will be hosted by my school in our ampitheater. That gives us about 5 more weeks to get our robot perfected and the playing field transported and set up at our school. We will charge $2 per student to attend the competition (pending approval).

    We plan to call it "Challenging the BEST!", and this will give the teams advancing to Auburn a chance to practice the competition one more time before the finals.

    It will give our team a chance to compete!

    I have lots of pictures that I will share. Please forgive me, though. I forgot to put it my camera in sports mode on the first few shots.

    Also, a Vice-president of Degussa is going to give us a copy of the video that he took at the competition so that I can share it with my students.

    This school was fantastic! It is a private school, Praise Christian School, located less than 2 miles from my home...
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    Another pic...
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    So many ideas! So many different ideas!

    Awesome!
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    So many pictures, it is difficult to choose...
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    In the pit area, where repairs are made in between each round (lots of duct tape)!
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    The crowd was fantastic! The bands AWESOME!
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    Now, some pictures of my kids...
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