Swiss Memorial Elementary School ventured to Tennessee Tech University to participate in the university’s annual Middle School Upper Cumberland Mathematics Competition on April 12, for the first time. There were three divisions in the contest – sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
After completion of the one hour test, including 30 questions, SMES toured TTU’s campus and experienced the iCube with its various virtual reality consoles and simulations, followed by TTU’s robotics program/club in the Volpe Library where university students have access to multiple 3-D printers and devices to build and create an endless amount of items such as parts to their in-progress robot.
This was definitely a day of excitement, curiosity, adventure, and educational experiences for the SMES students. SMES plans to attend the competition next year as well.