National WWII Museum Hosts Annual Robotics Challenge

NEW ORLEANS – The National WWII Museum announced the “2017 Robotics Challenge: Monuments Men” will give 40 teams from schools in Louisiana and Alabama an opportunity to continue honing their skills in design, computer programming, teamwork, critical thinking and research.

         The challenge will consist of middle school teams each programming a robot to complete 11 missions related to science and technology in World War II. The competition, in its fifth year hosted by the museum, will feature industry volunteers from Chevron.

         On Saturday, May 13, at The National WWII Museum, U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, at Andrew Higgins between Camp and Magazine streets, robot matches will run from 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

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         The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won and what it means today – so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn, reps said. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the home front.

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