SCD freshman to host web design seminar at World Robotics Competition

Summit freshman presents session on website design

Jack Crane

Jack Crane, Anderson Township, a freshman at The Summit Country Day School, will present a session on website design at the World Robotics Competition in Detroit in April. 

He was selected as one of a few students in the country presenting at the event.

“People who want to learn how to code and build a website will come to this seminar,” Jack’s father Mike said. “When they leave the presentation, they will have a live website. He’s excited he gets to do this and we are excited for him.”

Mr. Crane said there were 40,000 people present in the stands for the opening and closing ceremonies last year at Ford Field. Home of the Detroit Lions, Ford Field has a capacity of 65,000. 

Technology and the desire to learn how things work have held Jack’s attention ever since he was a Lower School student. 

When he was younger, Jack was building largescale Lego constructions. His replica of Union Terminal was on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center when The Art of the Brick was touring there.

Jack made the pivot to robotics after a trip to iSPACE.

He first took part in the Junior FIRST Lego League. From there, he participated in the FIRST Lego League and then advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge league. 

FIRST Tech Challenge teams have to design, build, program and operate robots to compete in head-to-head challenges.

The Summit Country Day School inaugurated a robotics club this year. Jack helped Technology teacher Mike Thomas start the team.
In its rookie year, the team competed in the state competition in February.