Over 200 Baltimore city students are putting their VEX Robotics engineering prowess to good use today during the 2012 BCPSS Summer Robotics Olympiad in Timonium, MD. The Olympiad is the culminating event for these students who are part of Baltimore’s 5-week “Create the Solution” summer VEX Robotics program. When the Summer Olympiad closes today at 5:30 PM, the winning alliance will go home with the title of 2012 BCPSS Summer Robotics Olympiad Tournament Champion.
Baltimore’s “Create the Solution” summer program is one of several high-quality summer learning programs recognized by the National Summer Learning Association for providing an unequal summer learning environment to students in at-risk communities. The Baltimore City Public School System added the VEX Robotics platform to its summer offerings in 2010 as part of a system-wide summer school revamp aimed at reducing the learning loss in the math and science disciplines by the city’s students. The VEX Robotics program is one of several “Create the Solution” summer programs being offered this year to increase the achievement of Baltimore’s students.
Additional information about today’s 2012 Summer Robotics Olympiad can be found at http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/baltimore-city-schools-robotics-olympiad.html