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‘Robotics has changed the way that I feel about school:’ Western High robotics captain [VIDEO]

Keimmie Booth is the captain of the Western High School RoboDoves, the school’s robotics team that qualified last December for the VEX World Championship for the fifth time in six years. At January’s TEDxBaltimore event, Booth described how having to build robots and compete in robotics competitions grew her interest in math and engineering courses, […]

Keimmie Booth is the captain of the Western High School RoboDoves, the school’s robotics team that qualified last December for the VEX World Championship for the fifth time in six years.
At January’s TEDxBaltimore event, Booth described how having to build robots and compete in robotics competitions grew her interest in math and engineering courses, largely as a result of having to program robots to perform such specific challenges in competitions as shooting mini-basketballs or lifting bean bags onto 30-inch tall towers.

As Josh Gabrielse, a former physics and robotics teacher at Dunbar High School who now runs the Baltimore City Public Schools’ robotics program, told Technically Baltimore in December, robotics competitions serve as a “marketing tool” that helps to “o sell math and science” to students.
Watch Keimmie Booth’s talk about robotics at TEDxBaltimore:

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