Lykos Robotics, one of Waring's three First Lego League teams, is featured in an article on the NASA website! For their Innovation Project (which won first place at the FLL State Tournament at WPI) Lykos team members studied the idea of putting a solar farm on the moon, and contacted NASA scientists for help. The NASA engineers were very responsive, and the students emailed back and forth with them and talked with them by phone several times as they did their research and prepared for competition. A couple of weeks ago, a public affairs writer from NASA reached out and asked to interview the students about the experience. The article just came out yesterday. The students are really excited- feel free to ask them about it! Click the NASA logo below to read the article on the NASA website.
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Just before winter break, the Waring library hosted a "yankee book swap" over lunch. Students and faculty participants each brought a book they had enjoyed and were ready to pass on to someone else in the community. After cookies, hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows, each participant got a turn to either open a wrapped book or "steal" a book from another player.
The most popular book, stolen 3 times, was Atonement by Ian MacEwan. After the official swap was complete, participants continued to trade books until each reader found a title that intrigued them. The swap was a lot of fun and may become an annual event.