When you where growing up did you think math & science were fun? Even if you did, you might have hidden that fact from your friends, afraid of being though of as not hip or cool. Thangs have changed, and now nerds can be as popular on campus as any sports star. It's true..as Rob Wilds found out when he met members of the "first" team of Nashville's Stratford Magnet Stem High School Sparta Bots. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2019/09/11/amazon-jeff-bezos-funds-technology-programs-in-nashville-public-schools-mnps/2197143001/
In 2015, The Stratford Sparta Bots won the East Regional competition and at The National competition placed 16th out of 600.
Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).