CROWN POINT | Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School started National Robotics Week earlier this month at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where they demonstrated how their robots work.
"It was really fun getting to show people from all over the world how our robots work. I like designing and programming the robots," said fifth-grader Adam Olenik.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about robots and their important role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy, National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology.
"As the robotics industry rapidly expands across our country, it offers a unique array of opportunities to excite students in the classroom. I hope the excitement that robots create will inspire students to pursue technology-related fields," said coach and teacher Heather Clarkson.
The St. Mary's students will also be demonstrating at the Lake County Fair in August.
"I hope to use what I am learning to design my own things in the future," added student Lukas Denney.