Friday April 1, 2005

this is an inspiring, and yet sad story.  amazing students, phenomenal teachers.  so much potential for these young engineers….

How four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix took on the best from M.I.T. in the national underwater bot championship.
The winter rain makes a mess of West Phoenix. It turns dirt yards into mud and forms reefs of garbage in the streets. Junk food wrappers, diapers, and Spanish-language porn are swept into the gutters. On West Roosevelt Avenue, security guards, two squad cars, and a handful of cops watch teenagers file into the local high school. A sign reads: Carl Hayden Community High School: The Pride’s Inside.

Read the rest at:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.04/robot.html

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Friday April 1, 2005

  1. genevalgene

    “The Wired article on the four Carl Hayden students appeared about five weeks ago. Since then, nearly $53,000 has poured into a ‘La Vida Robot Scholarship Fund’ opened after hundreds of people e-mailed Wired and Carl Hayden High School offering financial assistance to the boys.”

    update

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s