Gilman School Hosts Its First-Ever RoboCOMP

Gilman Middle School is hosting its first-ever RoboCOMP, Saturday, May 11! Robotics teams from Baltimore-area schools will compete for the top spot.

RoboCOMP combines robotics, sensors, programming, dance, project-based learning, critical thinking, science, engineering, math, and fun into one day of STEAM challenges for middle school-aged students.  RoboCOMP is not only a competition but an opportunity for participants to learn from each other and make great friends and connections with students from other participating schools.

While RoboCOMP isn't unique to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) space, it is new to Gilman School. Director of MS Innovation Lab, Lynn Nichols, speaks candidly about decided to interest RoboCOMP to the Gilman community. "We have never hosted a robotics competition in the middle school (or at Gilman) before, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take on the challenge!". 

At Gilman, we stress that our middle schoolers become comfortable with STEAM, as it is key to taking on bigger challenges later in life in the same area.  Participating in activities like these build technological competency and literacy that will carry students through the rest of their careers.  

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