Lego class sparks engineering interest

The club rents Lego kits from Texas Tech University, where Harnar was trained over the summer in all things Lego. She is a high school algebra teacher who needed to renew her teaching credentials, and she chose to do so by taking a class in Lego robotics at Texas Tech.

The university is one of only two in the country that rents the robotics kits to schools, Harnar said. The kits would cost the students — or their parents — about $300 apiece, she said, so for the $70 each student pays, the club members get a bargain.

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