The Drop-In Lego Club meet for Lego show and tell

By Graciella Oteto
Mason Times staff writer

The Drop-In Lego club had its second monthly meeting on March 27 at the Mason Library at 145 Ash St. in Mason. The Mason Drop-In Clubs for kids and teens meet at least twice a month, with the Lego club being one of the clubs designed for kids ages 6 and up. Created by John Takis and a former head employee of the library, the Lego club is casual and allows kids to come as they will with no formal membership. With an average of 12 – 20 people in attendance depending on weather.

Haslett Robotics ignite student innovation

By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer

Four years ago, the Haslett Robotics Club consisted of one LEGO robotics team. Today, there are four LEGO teams plus three VEX teams. The robotics club is considered a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program. LEGO participants are typically between ages 9 to 14, and these students work with graphical programming. LEGO teams compete in two or three tournaments throughout the year. For the tournaments, they must program their robots and make a presentation that analyzes how a social issue can be solved using technology.