The Clayton State Robotics Bowl - sponsored by the Clayton State University College of Information & Mathematical Sciences and the Chick-fil-A at the Forest Park Dwarf House - will be held at the Chick-fil-A Forest Park Dwarf House, 4959 Jonesboro Rd., Forest Park, on Friday, Apr. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. The objective is to provide added exposure to local STEM/Robotics programs and kick off a series of summer enrichment opportunities at Chick-fil-A.
Recently, Dr. Tonya Clarke (director of K-12 mathematics for Clayton County Public Schools) applied for, and received, a Verizon Innovative Learning Grant. This will be used to start six after-school robotics teams (to compete in the annual FIRST LEGO League competition) at Lovejoy, MD Roberts, Jonesboro, Kendrick, Rex Mill, and North Clayton middle schools. This event is a kick-off for the programs, as an informal introduction to working with the EV3 Mindstorm Robotics Kit. There will also be other teams consisting of teachers, one consisting of a professor or two, and potentially one of Clayton State students.
The event will consist of a 2v2 Capture-the-Flag battle. Each team will pair up with each of the other teams in a round-robin style tournament.