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At Philly Robotics Expo, students inspire students to think STEM

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by Zack Seward for NewsWorks

A Frisbee-launching robot. Things that fly. Gizmos made from motorized Legos.

Those were a few of the many robotic delights on display at the Philly Robotics Expo on Monday. The Philly Tech Week event brought some 750 Philadelphia-area students, ranging from second graders to high schoolers, to Drexel University's Bossone Research Center.

And, oh yeah: The event itself was organized by high schoolers.

"The whole reason we did this event is just to show kids what STEM is all about," said Meghan Ho, referring to the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. "A lot of these kids don't get that exposure."

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