Green Dot Public Schools students to compete in robot vs. robot technology battle

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2016

Contact: Katherine Chung, katherine.chung@greendot.org

Green Dot Public Schools students to compete in robot vs. robot technology battle

WHAT: 120 students from Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School and Ánimo Leadership Charter High School will compete in the charter organization’s annual robot vs. robot battle.

The students have spent the past several months creating and building autonomous robots that can locate a target, collect it and throw it into a competing robot’s territory. In this case, the targets will be a collection of ping pong balls.

The months of work on the robots provide the students opportunities to learn technology skills as well the ‘soft skills’ needed to succeed in the 21st Century: team work; critical decision-making; long-term planning; problem-solving; and perseverance.

The robotics program at these three high schools fills a technology education gap that is too prevalent in South Los Angeles.

WHO: Green Dot Public School high schoolers and their robots.

WHEN: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 (main competition)

WHERE: Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School
8255 Beach Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001


About Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization with a mission to transform the landscape of public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life. Green Dot is to set operate 21 public charter schools – 14 public high schools and 7 public middle schools in California and one public charter high school in Tennessee –purposefully located in highest-need communities.

From a rigorous, college-prep curriculum inside the classroom to meeting challenges outside the classroom – we do whatever it takes to prepare all students for college, leadership and life. Green Dot believes in engaging parents and the community in the education process and its schools are publicly funded and free to attend. For more information visit: www.greendot.org.

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