Oak Grove Lower Elementary students host 1st robotics tournament - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Oak Grove Lower Elementary students host 1st robotics tournament

(Source: WDAM Staff) (Source: WDAM Staff)
(Source: WDAM Staff) (Source: WDAM Staff)
(Source: WDAM Staff) (Source: WDAM Staff)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The students at Oak Grove Lower Elementary gather in groups building problem solving, teamwork, science, math, and a long list of other skills. They are doing that by building robots.

This weekend they hosted their very first official tournament, expanding the interest and love of stem activities for all Mississippi kids. 

The students have been doing a lot of practice in robotics – going to two tournaments already, and leaving with eight trophies. 

The take away from starting vex – IQ robotics is much greater than the fun and competition success.   

"It is really fun to learn about robots because robots can help people around the world," said one student. 

The school implemented robotics last year, but the interest in the novel method that keeps kids engaged has grown.  creativity, experimentation, programming, engineering  

They are all skills the kids pick up as they vie to pick up these items with their robots. 

It’s meaningful fun that the school hopes spreads across the state of Mississippi encouraging science, technology, engineering, and math– points for the children of our future.  

Oak Grove students earned three more trophies at Saturday's tournament, and one team is now qualified for state.

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:20:32 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    More >>

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    More >>
  • Family loses home after early morning fire in Laurel

    Family loses home after early morning fire in Laurel

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:44:55 GMT
    Photo: Lance ChancellorPhoto: Lance Chancellor

    Firefighters are on the scene of a mobile home fire in Laurel. According to Lance Chancellor with the Powers Fire Department, the blaze sparked in the 150th block of Jordan Drive just before five, Monday morning. Officials ask you to avoid the area until the fire is under control. Chancellor said five different stations responded to fight the fire. No word yet if anyone was in the home at the time of the fire. This is a developing story, and we will update you as we learn more. C...

    More >>

    Firefighters are on the scene of a mobile home fire in Laurel. According to Lance Chancellor with the Powers Fire Department, the blaze sparked in the 150th block of Jordan Drive just before five, Monday morning. Officials ask you to avoid the area until the fire is under control. Chancellor said five different stations responded to fight the fire. No word yet if anyone was in the home at the time of the fire. This is a developing story, and we will update you as we learn more. C...

    More >>
  • Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

    Mississippi Royalty the first professional female football team in state

Powered by Frankly