Each year, Google offers children the chance to reach out for the dreams by designing their own Google Doodle. The Doodle 4 Google competition awards a $15,000 college scholarship along with $25,000 technology grant for their school. Of-course, the winner also gets the honor of having their Google Doodle certain seen by millions of people on Google’s homepage. This year Matteo Lopez won. His Google Doodle has the Google logo cleverly landed on the moon. The G has been transformed into an alien, the O into an astronaut, and the l into a rocket ship. Overall, this is one clever Google Doodle, definitely worthy of winning.
This weekend in New York City, thousands of K-12 students from all five boroughs came together for three days of a student robotics competition. The 10th annual New York City FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC: high school) combines the regional FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC: high school), FIRST LEGO League (FLL: middle school) and Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL: elementary school level) in one Mega event. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the New York City FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). FIRST is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that inspires and rewards kids in science and technology.