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Thursday 1 December 2022
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SCSD Students Participate in Underwater Robotics Camp

By Staff

 

SCSD RoboticsFifteen sixth through eighth graders in the Syracuse City School District have taken part in an underwater robotics camp this summer at Danforth Middle School, SCSD officials stated.

In addition, due to the program’s high demand, students from Clary Middle School also participated this year.

Each year, the students have been given a new scenario, and tasked with the job of creating a robot which will be able to complete several tasks.

This year, students used a pool to pretend they had been working in ice, and frigid temperatures.

They created robots that would allow them to pick up plastic balls which represented algae; turn an underwater pipe that would hypothetically allow water to flow; and pick up ping-pong balls from the water, lifting them above the ice.

Points were awarded for the completion of each task.

Danforth seventh grader Devine Hansen said she had been excited about the program. Hansen continued her interest in the program after attending a competition in Boston last year.

“I like science,” she stated. “I like being able to put my imagination to work. It’s fun to be creative!”

According to organizers, next year, the district hopes to expand the program even more, offering more students in the SCSD the opportunity to participate in the competition on a citywide level.