Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, University High School teacher Mike Schmidt, right, and University of Arizona grad student John-Jozef Proczka problem solve during a teacher-training workshop last week at the Omni Tucson National Resort. During the workshop, UofA faculty members worked with high school teachers to design and program Lego robots to maneuver around some obstacles.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Extra gears and Lego pieces sit in a tray as high school teachers learn techniques and exercises they can then bring to their engineering students.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The task set out for the workshop was to first build a Lego robot. They then had to program the robot to slalom three paper cups set up in a row.