March 6, 2013
Miles Pitmon can now be considered a big brain on campus at Paul Quinn College. The sophomore Liberal Arts major coached the Lancaster High School Engineering Club to victory at the Lego Explosion & BeyBlade Challenge VI at the University of Texas-Dallas on Feb. 23. The event was hosted by UTD’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.
“I was very happy because the kids didn’t have a lot of time to finish their project. To see that they did the best they could with the amount of time they had is very exciting,” said Pitmon who volunteers with the Lancaster ISD STEM Project and also serves as an AVID tutor along with other Paul Quinn students.
“The Quinnite Nation is incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the Lancaster High School Engineering Club,” said Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn. “We are equally proud of the contributions of our student, and their coach, Miles Pitmon. This is a great moment for our Tiger to Tiger Initiative and yet another example of our progress in becoming one of America's great small colleges.”
The competition called for students to compete in either the LegoBuild Competition or the BeyBlade Challenge. Lancaster’s team opted for the Lego competition which consisted of a free-build event where winners were judged on creativity, style, and presentation. Lancaster’s winning project was a 3-D board game.
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