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Los inventores

Los inventores

cuatro adolescentes inmigrantes, un robot y la batalla por el sueño americano

Book - 2015 | Spanish | First Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edition
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"En junio de 2004 el equipo de la preparatoria Carl Hayden, de Phoenix, sorprendió a todos los asistentes a la competencia anual de robótica auspiciada por la nasa cuando resultó ganador en el evento. No era para menos, el equipo estaba conformado por cuatro adolescentes, cuyas circunstancias a todas luces los colocaban en una situación poco aventajada. Se trataba de hijos de inmigrantes ilegales, provenientes de una escuela pública con recursos escasos para desarrollar un robot que resultara competitivo. O al menos eso parecía. Su ingenio, talento y perseverancia, además del apoyo de sus maestros, los hicieron merecedores a este galardón, por encima de equipos tan poderosos como el del mit, que cuenta con la mejor escuela de ingeniería del mundo. Los inventores retrata magistralmente la agridulce historia de estos muchachos y sus familias, y el verdadero esfuerzo que implica conquistar el sueño americano."--Back cover.
Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest, and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much, but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition, and yet, against all odds ... they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story--which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement--will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country--even as the country tried to kick them out.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780374284503
0374284504
Call Number: SPANISH 629.892 DAVIS 2015
Characteristics: 218 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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