By Troy Skalski Posted in Community Permalink

Woodbridge, VA, March 22, 2016  – MAG is a proud supporter of the Athens Robotics Team (ART) as they represent Alabama at the North American Open Championship at LEGOLAND California in May. Andy Grose is one of our engineers at our Huntsville office and a cofounder of ART.

“Investing in the lives of these kids is truly worthwhile,” said Andy. “I’ve watched these kids pick up programming and design concepts so quickly, it is really fun watching them become little engineers and they don’t even realize it.” ART teaches kids real world skills including designing and testing, research, and public speaking at a young age that will no doubt benefit them in the years to come.

The Athens Robot Team is an independent team made up of students from Athens City Schools and one from Madison. Students range from 4thgrade up to 7thgrade. The team was founded by engineers Andy Grose and Jeff Biggs. We are in our fourth year of competition in FIRST Lego League, and we have advanced to the Alabama FLL State Championship each year.