Robotics is an organization for GT (Gifted and Talented) students who are excelling at either Mathematics and/or Science. The students build robots with the Lego NXT robotics kits and computer programming software. The robots are to do either specific tasks (Arena Competition) or can be inventive (Invention Competition). All teams are made of up to 4 students and all of them are qualified to attend the Regional Competition for Robotics at Kilgore, Texas. Students then can attend an Area competition for possible State level qualification. Once at Area, teams compete for automatic State placement (first-third place) or a wild-card slot.
The McMichael Middle School 2012-2013 Robotic team members are:
Robotics Sponsors are Marilyn Driskill and Virginia Ploch