On the eve of the 3rd annual Indy VEX Robotics Championship, I was privileged to interview a team of sixth grade robotics creators and engineers from the Paramount School of Excellence Charter School on Afternoons with Amos. Our broadcast live from the Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner Radiothon at Lafayette Square Mall gave me a chance to meet one of the many robotics teams. As part of the VEX Robotics Championship competition, students at Indianapolis/Marion County public, charter and private elementary, middle and high schools compete in a unique event on the floor where the Pacers and Fever play. Each school’s team, like the sixth graders from Paramount, build innovative VEX robots that the teams then use in a game style engineering challenge. The Paramount team’s VEX robot will carry blocks from a staging area into a competition area. The Indy VEX Robotics Competition is part of Indianapolis’ effort to encourage more Indianapolis students to find fun and enjoyment in working in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. The team members who visited our program were Clark Miller, Seraiah McMurray and LaTiyah Radford. Joined by teacher Erica Frasier. Click the Media Player to Hear My Interview with These Future Engineers and Great Students. The VEX Robotics Team From Paramount School of Excellence. Runs 8 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.