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Churchill High School students learn coding through robotics program

It’s an elective course where students get to program robots with coding language.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 4:43 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Some students are getting a jump start on a career in software and mechanical engineering at Churchill High School in Eugene.

The school has a two-year robotics program. It’s an elective course where students get to program robots with coding language.

“I had more interest in science and math classes versus English and stuff, but I just wanted to get this done because I want to be a mechanical engineer and robotics is the basics of it,” senior Grace Cosare said.

Through trial and error, the students learn to gather the right components and code the robots to complete certain challenges.

“It’s definitely not a boring class, that’s for sure,” sophomore Isaac Libert said. “It’s a lot of fun but definitely don’t do it if you don’t want to do things with code because it’s not all about building the robot. A lot of it has to do with coding.”

Students said its challenging but very rewarding.

Churchill High School offers more CTE courses than any other high school in the area.

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