30 March 2005 @ 12:49 pm
Ain't Gotta Be Rich To Be A Genius  
How four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix took on the best from M.I.T. in the national underwater bot championship...and whupped 'em.

Yep, four high schoolers, all undocumented Mexican immigrants, managed to not only get their shit together and build an underwater robot...but beat out college teams from all over the US, including a corporate sponsored MIT group.

Score one for the underdogs!
Current Music: Collide - Beneath the Skin
boundmuse on March 30th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
From Phoenix? And I thought us 'zonies had our brain fried.
wesa on March 30th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! I love reading stories about that. It's great that we have institutions for intellegence, but come on, sometimes common people can kick butt too!
Michael: manakaspeedo on March 30th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Excellent! (Former Stuyvesant student.)
Sphynx: Dragon Swirltheatresphynx on March 30th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
Very awesome. thanks for posting this =)
IsisInVinyl: greenisisinvinyl on March 31st, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
i know what magazine you read
awesome, it's the only thing i read front to back

anyhow ... hi
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on March 31st, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
It's one of the few worth reading. I don't read it consistently, but i do enjoy it.

*waves back*
~LisaHopephoenxbutterfly on March 31st, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
What a great story...
Though my favorite line has to be:

Lorenzo prayed to the Virgin Mary. He prayed that the tampons would work but then wondered if the Virgin got her period and whether it was appropriate for him to be praying to her about tampons. He tried to think of a different saint to pray to...
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: The Mask (Laughing)archmage on March 31st, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: What a great story...
Yeah, that floored me.