For Continuing Students Only

For Third and Fourth Graders who have completed the MRI Introduction to Robotics I course


Mondays from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Apr. 4, 11 & 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, Jun. 6 & 13 

There will be no classes on April 18th (FCPS Spring Break Week) or May 30th (Memorial Day).

If April 4th is designated as a FCPS make-up day for school days lost to snow, the April 4th class will be held on Saturday, April 9th. 

The May 2nd class will be held from 5:30 PM to 6:55 PM.

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Churchill Road Elementary School 
7100 Churchill Road
McLean, VA 22101-2609

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Radhika Raju,  MRI Churchill Coordinator 
McLean Robotics Institute 

MRI@Churchill - Introduction To Robotics II (Sec B Gr 3-4) 

The McLean Robotics Institute is pleased to announce the start of the third season of robotics at the Churchill Road School.  Our thanks to Don Hutzel and the CRS PTA for their enthusiastic support, vision and generosity in making this program possible.

The MRI class format features a student-teacher ratio of 6:1 or better, multiple experienced teachers who work as a team, individualized instruction using state of the art technology and small class sizes.  Children typically work in groups of two.

The materials and topics that are covered in our continuing classes vary somewhat from season to season, based upon the knowledge- and age-profile of the students in the class.  An exemplary list of topics that may be covered in an Introduction to Robotics II class is set forth below.  The actual topics that are covered in class may vary from this list at the discretion of the instructors.

  • Introduction to Mechanisms
  • Basics of Gears
  • More about Robot Steering
  • Sensor Integration
  • Logic Programming and Flowcharting
  • Improving Movement Efficiency
  • Problem identification, Analysis and Resolution

We will continue to apply classroom learning (measurement, approximation, mathematics) to practical problems.  Also, we will continue to teach how to solve complex problems by breaking them into smaller and simpler tasks, helping them develop logical problem-solving skills, while keeping learning fun.  As always, we will encourage collaborative learning through brainstorming sessions and ask the students to objectively evaluate the different solutions discussed.

See MRI's Churchill program website at for more details.

To register for the Intro II class (12:30 to 2:00 PM Mondays), click on the link below.

Other Churchill Classes

If you have arrived at this page and find that your child is either new to MRI Robotics or is of a different grade range than that recommended for this class, you may want to navigate to the registration page for the correct class by clicking on the links below.

You can register for the beginner Intro I class at (Section A) at 2:15 PM on Mondays (for new students in Gr. 3-5) by clicking here.

You can register for the 4 PM (Section C) Intro III class on Mondays (for continuing students in Gr. 2-5) by clicking here.

If either of these links do not work, please navigate to the MRI home page for the Churchill robotics program (at and click on the appropriate registration link in the left side bar.