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The Three Laws of Skyline High School Robotics

Eagle Imperium Team 3322 from Skyline High School has six weeks to build a 120-pound remote-controlled robot before the first district competition on March 14. They have limited resources, limited funds and limited time. Nobody is panicking. Yet.

Finding the Balance Between an Asian and American Identity

No matter how loving the home, Asian adoptees often struggle with identity. The impacts of race and culture don't diminish with assimilation. Mam non is a support program that helps adopted children and their parents bridge the gap between their Asian and American identities.

GameStart: Minecraft Class Is Now In Session

The computer gaming industry earns more than $60 billion dollars each year. Hollywood's use of computer animation only grows. Yet computer programming is not a focus in K-12 education in Michigan. The folks at GameStart see both an educational and entrepreneurial opportunity. They offer programming classes to 3rd through 8th grade students with a focus on the game that sets every kid's heart a-flutter.

All Things Scaly and Slithery

If you had any doubt that Ann Arbor was a unique place to live then riddle us this: Name another Metro Detroit community that has its own reptile zoo. Nestled along Jackson Road you'll find the Great Lakes Zoological Society, a place that's home to over 100 scaly critters - including a 19-foot-long python.

Teaching the Next Generation to Rock

Can your ten year-old lay down some hot licks and choice riffs? Is your eight year-old experienced? They can be at Rock Band School. Since 2002, Alex Johnson has not only been teaching Ann Arbor kids to rock, he's been schooling them in music theory.
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826Michigan: Harnessing Robot & Volunteer Power

Last week, Concentrate's speaker event asked 826Michigan's executive director Amanda Uhle how her organization attracts and activates so many volunteers and what a robot repair store has to do with teaching kids to write. If you missed the event you can still learn the answers in our video.
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