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BP Engineering Day was held on February 11, 2010.  This is an annual event where BP America hosts high school students from Houston ISD to encourage them to consider a career in engineering.   This year the HISD e-STEM high school was selected and 125 students attended.     The BP-sponsored Cinco Ranch High School CRyptonite Robotics Team 624 was invited to participate. CRyptonite Robotics competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The CRHS students demonstrated a hands-on pneumatics and electronics training board, explained basic concepts of robotics, and encouraged the students to test drive a robot.   Also exhibiting was another of the Team’s major sponsors, Oceaneering. The participants worked with a hands-on simulator of an underwater robot used in the offshore oil industry.  One team member, Grace Herrmann commented that   “it was fun to see there are other kids who enjoy and appreciate engineering as much as we do.”   The CRHS team provided encouragement and advice to the e-STEM students as they prepare for their Rookie season in FIRST Robotics.

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