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Navigator Students Place at Future City Competition
At the Novi Suburban Collection Showcase, a team of Navigator students, supported by project leaders, Lisa Merte (teacher), Chris Simon (teacher) and Ruth Badalucco (Principal), presented their Future City Project (https://futurecity.org/) at the state competition among teams from throughout our state. The team of approximately 25 students have been working throughout the year, with the support of engineers, project managers, city planners to plan, design and create a city that will support the needs and lifestyles of an aging population.
This STEM project required students to learn, research and write about the characteristics of this city, with the culmination being the creation of a 3-D model of the city itself (picture below). We were already so proud of the work this team had accomplished, but at today's event, they were selected as one of the top five teams in the state, which they they had to then present their entire project to a room of hundreds of students, parents and judges. Our students did a tremendous job articulating their work and in the end, they placed fifth overall for the competition, which we couldn't be more proud, especially given this was our first year competing in this event.
We are also extremely proud of our team as the t-shirts that all of the participating students had to wear in the competition was designed by our own Navigator Team, which won the design competition last month. Great job!!!!
It is so exciting to see the number of STEM related experiences our students are engaging in throughout our district as we are continuing to grow and enhance these opportunities for students through activities such as robotics (elementary, middle and high school), coding (elementary, middle and high school), cyber-security (middle and high school), New Tech High, Mechatronics and Future City (and so much more!).
If you would like to see more from the Future City Team, please go to Pinckney Community Schools on Facebook as there are several videos posted, including the teams big presentation which was aired through Facebook Live.
Great job by our team of future engineers!!
Pathfinder's Elliot McDonald and team win robotics championship!
Pathfinder's Elliot McDonald and his Robotics team competed this weekend in the FIRST Tech Challenge state competition in Battle Creek. They went on to be part of the winning alliance and won the competition as State Champions! They competed against 95 other teams!!!
Elliot was the driver of the robot during the battles.
It was a exciting 3 day event! He is gearing up for the regional competition in Iowa in March.