Local Robot League in Running for State Award
An Augusta group that conducts robotic sumo wrestling competitions is one of seven extracurricular programs vying for a STEM Education Award from the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
The Sumo Robot League, a non-profit robotics curriculum and sports league operated by HACK Augusta, is the only Augusta group represented among the award finalists. The Sumo Robot League helps students learn and understand the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education through building and competing with robots.
“We applaud each of this year’s finalists for their extraordinary efforts to bolster awareness about the importance of STEM and for their hard work to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Michael Robertson, director of TAG-Ed. “Georgia will need to fill some 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, so we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state.”
For more information about the Sumo Robot League, visit SumoRobotLeague.com.