Engineers from Emerson give advice to Miller Lego League team


Engineers from Emerson visited Miller Middle School to talk to the Lego League team on November 17. Pictured from Emerson, front row, from left, Jordan Mandernach, Paul Alman, David Goode, Patrick Clark and Edward Peng. Back row, from left, Miller students Jacob Swartz, Marcus Barker, Lilly Duff, Alivia Eaton and Derek Peng.

The Miller Middle School eighth grade Lego League team, the Robocats, had the opportunity to share their learning and get feedback from five engineers from Emerson on November 17.  The engineers from the leading global valve manufacturer spent more than an hour with the students  discussing the design merits of their robot and attachments, helping them to debug code, and discussing cost/benefit analysis as it relates to the engineering process and the Lego League robot game.  

“Emerson should be recognized and applauded for their commitment to the students of Marshalltown Schools,” said Miller Extended Learning Program Teacher Ann Jackson. “We are so fortunate to have such tremendous resources in our community.”

The Robocats are preparing for the Regional Lego League Tournament which will take place at Marshalltown Community College on December 2.