Tandon in the News
Brooklyn student goes from hating to loving school, all thanks to Legos!
- Jake Pearson for NY Daily News January 19th, 2010
- Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2010/01/19/2010-01-19_student_goes_from_hating_to_loving_school_all_thanks_to_legos.html
...Marquis' newfound interest in school - and his love for Legos - comes from the help of Carole Chen, a 23-year-old chemical engineering master's student at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in downtown Brooklyn.
"When Marquis sees me, he smiles, knowing that it's Lego time," said Chen, who helped the PS 233 team build its Lego robot. "He comes up and gives me hugs all the time."
Chen is one of a dozen postgrads [Polytechnic] sends to elementary and middle schools in central Brooklyn - schools that without the help wouldn't be able to coach competitive Lego robotics teams in the annual competition...