On Jan. 31, the “Ozone Robo Snowcones” robotics team from Big Shanty Intermediate competed in the State First Lego League Robotics Competition at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Students from elementary and middle schools around Georgia competed in the areas of: robot design, programming, team collaboration, and a research project presentation. This year’s topic focused on climate issues.
The team, coached by Monica Burke, won first place at the state competition for their creative research project presentation. Students researched how to reduce the impacts of smog and focused on the problem of eliminating greenhouse gases released by automobiles. As part of the solution, team members performed a skit and shared their hybrid car design. This car uses ethanol and has a sky mine attachment that takes in the CO2 and turns it in to baking soda.
The “Ozone Robo Snowcones” team is Jake Gould, Hannah Meyers, Delaney Rickles, Grayson Bellamy, Kieran Clark, Molly Lauth, Sophia Smith and Will Stallings.
The “Ozone Robo Snowcones” have received massive support from Big Shanty principal Lynne Hutnik, teachers Mr. Bill McAllister, Mrs. Melissa Gerhardt, and Mrs. Marlene Crane, and parents.