Go Stinky go!!! May 17, 2007 9:44 AM   Subscribe

Followup--remember that story about the Hispanic high-school kids who entered and won the robotics contest at MIT? I just met with their advisor.
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM (12 comments total)

The robotics club's advisor, Allan Cameron, will be testifying on Friday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration concerning "The Future of Undocumented Immigrant Students;" you can view it live, if you like. When I heard he'd be in town, I offered to give him (and his lovely family) a tour.

All four kids in the original article are in college, and the various articles about the team brought in enogh donations to fully fund thier educations. Even though the original team has all graduated, the club has continued on, entering (and sometimes winning) competitions all over the country, and sending many deserving kids to college. Yes, there is a movie in the works!
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:45 AM on May 17, 2007

Oh, and they have a blog.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:46 AM on May 17, 2007

blog linky no worky.
posted by shmegegge at 10:05 AM on May 17, 2007

Yippee-ki-yay, mister falcon.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:07 AM on May 17, 2007

robots built in the u.s. by illegal aliens should be u.s. citizens.
posted by quonsar at 10:08 AM on May 17, 2007 [2 favorites]

robots built in the u.s. by illegal aliens should be u.s. citizens.

Awww, is someone jealous?
posted by jmd82 at 10:12 AM on May 17, 2007

That was the best story. Maybe an admin could fix your link?
posted by vacapinta at 10:14 AM on May 17, 2007

Link works for me.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:16 AM on May 17, 2007

That is, the blog link works. The main link should go here, of course.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:18 AM on May 17, 2007

Fixed. "hreaf" is not a valid attribute, you goof.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:43 AM on May 17, 2007

Hey, I read about them in a year-old Reader's Digest at the doctor's office. I think. There are a couple of groups of over-achieving Hispanic high school students, although I think only these guys won.
posted by smackfu at 11:13 AM on May 17, 2007

I remember that story. My black heart grew three sizes after reading it. If you get to meet him again, shake his hand for me.
posted by lekvar at 12:11 PM on May 17, 2007

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