Happening Now: Robots in Riverton

*Feature Photo: Ethan Forbis, Jackson Hill and Wyatt Frazier demonstrated their Lego Robots Tuesday night. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - The Rendezvous Elementary PEAK Lego Robotics team showed off their computer coding skills to the Riverton School Board Tuesday night with a demonstration of their lego robots running a maze. Fifth-grade teacher David Collins and Fourth-grade instructor Blaze Sand brought the robotics students, Ethan Forbis, Wyatt Frazier and Jackson Hill to the meeting. The PEAK Program, Providing Enrichment and Knowledge, taught the students the basics of computer coding, skills that will be useful as they go through the grades. [image: Inline image 1] *Preparing the lego robot to run the maze in a demonstration. (Pitchengine Communities) * Collins said he picked up the idea at a science conference last fall and thought it would be a good program. He noted the three students made a video of their robotics activities with their iPods, which was shown to the board. Sands noted the kids "really enjoyed it." He also noted that a lof of what people see on a daily basis are made possible by computer programmers, "and we were pleased to hand off this knowledge to our kids." Assistant Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Flanagan told the board, "you can see the direction we are moving, testing a few things out this year and we'll have more applied science technology next year." [image: Inline image 2] *The robot made all the turns. It took 17 different programming steps for this relatively easy maze, Hill said. (Pitchengine Communities) * *#county10 #news *