Monday, November 28

Battle of the Bricks Student Competition

Recognizing the need to build awareness within communities of color about the career and life opportunities possible in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Aaron Dworkin has founded the Battle of the Bricks competition for Black and Latino students. The competition challenges students eight to 17 to solve real world problems by creating unique designs out of LEGO(R) bricks.

The organization's website says with Battle of the Bricks (, "we are working to launch the first-of-its-kind national competitive initiative incorporating engineering, design, architecture and other scientific principles for young Black and Hispanic students, which will showcase and cultivate the talents of the top young students who represent the future in the fields of science and math. Overall, we want to inspire and nurture curiosity and core scientific skill-sets in those who are most underrepresented in our country's science professions."

Dworkin also founded the successful Sphinx organization, which promotes participation in classical music among Blacks and Latinos. He is also a member of the National Council on the Arts and a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee

Back to the Bricks is sponsored by LEGO Education, Ford Motor Company, College for Creative Studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Students can apply to participate at through December 9, 2011.

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