“Going into ThunderChickens I immediately found that it is a unique program that involves lots of problem solving unlike most schools. In a lot of schools, textbook problems and core lessons teach a student how to solve a problem based on a set formula. In ThunderChickens, I found that students work with real world problems. There are many factors that have to be taken into account and no set formula to solve issues. There is no right answer, just better and more efficient ways to tackle the problem. Finding the best and most optimal way is up to the students.
Although I have learned how to use different power tools and about some electrical components, I hope I will continue to learn much more. I look forward to expanding my knowledge on robotics and strengthening my problem solving skills during the season. The donation from Festo has allowed our team to continue to engage high school students in all the technological and engineering challenges of building a robot while learning self-confidence, communication skills, and leadership.”
Victoria Tsiang - ThunderChickens student