The WVU EcoCAR team recently received a visit from Cheat Lake Middle School’s First Lego League Robotics team! The team, comprised of nine sixth-grade students, visited the EcoCAR team at their garage and had the opportunity to learn more about the EcoCAR Challenge and educate the WVU students about their lego robotics project. An objective of the 2009 First Lego League Competition is to learn more about energy-efficient transportation.
The sixth-grade students were excited to see the WVU team working on their EcoCAR inside the garage.
“The students were fascinated by our project and the more we explained it, the more their curiosity grew,” said Alan Kuskil, the EcoCAR team radar. “Their parents and teachers were also very intrigued.”
The visit proved to be a valuable experience for both the sixth-grade students and the WVU EcoCAR team.
“I was blown away by the interest the young students showed in our project. Questions like, ‘What kind of alternative fuels are you using in your design?’ and ‘What are your goals in this project,’ showed me that they were much more than an average group of sixth-graders,” added Kuskil.