Tech & Robotics

Tech & Robotics

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MMS Tech/Robotics Awards

2017-2018

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Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor Embark Program

October

Demonstrating such success at this year’s competition and due to her outstanding leadership, Ms. Jaime Wszelaki earned the attention of her mentor, who nominated her for the Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark Program and, deservedly, she was accepted.

Here are some highlights:

  • Fly to San Diego Navel Base
  • Navy C-2 Transport plane ride to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
  • Spend 26 hours learning, touring, and sleeping on the aircraft carrier
  • As a “Distinguished Educator”, she will dine with the commanding officers

2016-2017

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National STEM Challenge Award

July 2017

The gaming designs of 10 year old Zoe P. (left) of Milwaukee and 11 year old Himani C. (right) of Waukesha emerged from 3,000 student entries to become winners in the middle school division of 5th through 8th graders in the National STEM Video Game Challenge competition in New York City, NY. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

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2015-2016

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FIRST LEGO League WI Qualifying Tournament

November 2015

Elemental Robots - Champions Award for the team that embodies the FLL experience and embraces its core values

Automatrons

  • Teamwork Award recognizing inspiration and extraordinary enthusiasm
  • Gracious Professionalism Award recognizing high-quality work, mutual respect, and value for each other and the community
  • Research Award recognizing innovative solutions and comprehensive research
  • Judges Award recognizing unique qualities, effort, and overall dynamic performance

Navy Regional Competition in Great Lakes, Illinois

March 19, 2016

The Tenacious Tunas and their submarine, the USS Macaroni, qualified for the SeaPerch National Competition. Read more.

U.S. Navy SeaPerch National Competition May 20 & 21 The team finished 39th in the world with an astounding 320,000 participating at the national challenge.

2014-2015

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FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament

 November 1, 2014

Champion's Award - recognizes the team that most embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.

Adult Coach/Mentor Award - to Jaime Wszelaki for her wisdom, guidance, and devotion being most evident during the team's discussion with the judges.

MMS was also nominated for the Robot Design Award in recognition for their all-around mastery across the Mechanical Design, Programming and Stragegy & Innovation categories. This team uses outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. The MMS Team integrated a color sensor into their LEGO EV3 MINDSTORMS robot and built an arm that was used in multiple missions to push/pull, grab loops, and turn on switches.

2013-2014

Event

Date

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FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament

November 17, 2013

Won the Presentation award which recognizes a team that most effectively communicates the project’s identified problem and their proposed solution.

The MMS team was nominated for 5 out of 11 awards:

  • Champion's Award

  • Innovative Solution Award

  • Research Award

  • Teamwork Award

2012-2013

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Education Challenge Grant Winner                                                                                 2012                         

Milwaukee Montessori School was one of the first recipients of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation’s Education Challenge Grant. Educators received a grant to launch and implement Digging Peace! Demonstrations of Learning in 3D Gaming Environments, a video game-based program that recognizes the power of entertainment software to engage children in deep learning.


Using Minecraft, a 3D building game, and The Peace Game, a history and problem-solving game developed by award-winning teacher and educational consultant John Hunter, the Digging Peace! Demonstrations of Learning in 3D Gaming Environments program will provide students in grades 4 - 8 with a 3D game environment to demonstrate learning in history, science, language arts, and mathematics. It will also provide a critical link between academics and arts programs by enhancing the school’s existing game design curriculum.

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