Local entrepreneurs provide more opportunities for local kids to learn about robotics.
Robotics is big in the two towns. After the Columbia High School team garnered national — and even interntaional — acclaim nearly two years ago, teams across the towns at all levels started popping up. Local dads Davin Czukoski and Chris Marbaix — who also happen to be engineers — saw the boom through their ongoing involvement in coaching their kids and their kids' teams. But it soon became obvious that the interest from the kids outpaced their parents' abilities to coach them. "Davin and I both had robotics teams locally," said Marbaix. "We were trying to get the FLL [First Lego League] teams organized within the neighborhood but found more kids who wanted to do it than parents who had time to coach or who knew how to do it, so we decided…
Robotics Club compete, use machines to promote science and technology.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The following article appeared in the March, 2012, volume 100, issue 3 edition of The Columbian, the student newspaper of Columbia High School By Ellie Williams - Staff writer While many students at Columbia High School are preparing for the all-school musical and spring athletics, one group of students is building its way to a brighter future one robot at a time. The CHS Robotics team has nearly completed its season, earning state championship titles from both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The team is looking to take the New York state championship as well. If they are successful, they will earn a spot in the Robotics World Championship competition. The New York competition took place Saturday, March 17, 2012, according to team member Ben …