Wow, if you were in elementary school, would any school project sound cooler than designing, building, and programming your own Lego robots -- and then taking them into battle against other students' robots from other schools?? Lucky students at Montvue Elementary did just that recently at the Robot Rally competition at Cal Poly. Out of 40 teams participating from Montvue, Walnut Unified's Collegewood Elementary, and New Village Leadership Academy of Calabasas, it was a Montvue team that won top honors! Hugo Alvarado, Juan Perez, and Christian Avila make up the team they call "Smash Bros." Juan and Christian are pictured here. Their creation won in both parts of the competition: The Sumo Competition, in which robots battle to push each other out of the ring, and a big dig, of sorts, in which robots dig at a mock archeological site. Thanks to the Cal Poly mechanical engineering students who helped our students learn how to create their robots, and, in the process, encouraged their natural curiosity and showed them just how fun engineering can be.