AES Space Kiddets win first place in competition

AES Space Kiddets win first place in competition
Posted on 01/27/2019
After more than five months of research and planning, hard work has paid off for the Arlington Elementary Space Kiddets after winning first place at a LEGO Robotics competition that featured 45 teams from across West Tennessee and Arkansas.

The team took home first place in the project research category for "Electrow," which looked into the many problems associated with long-term space travel.

"The students interviewed many professionals from across the United States, including an hour-long interview with four engineers from Lockheed Martin and two from NASA that are currently working on the Orion mission to Mars," said AES teacher and team coach Andrea Ogle.

The team provided the judges with extensive knowledge and details related to long term travel, as well as a thought out and detailed prototype.

The students worked on the project several days a week after school, on holidays and on weekends since August.

AES also qualified to compete in the First Lego League West Tennesse Championship.

Congratulations to students Lynlee Byars, Savannah Hommel, Dayton Booher, Sawyer Oselies, Raena Darby, Lucas Brady and Mathias Silva.

The AES Space Kiddets are led by Andrea Ogle, Jim Stanko and Ginny Tomlinson.