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Denville Twp., New Jersey - September 6, 2006 - Justin Wu, a student at the grade K-5 Lakeview School, invented "The Extreme Machine," which picks up items and deposits them in another location at the press of a button, and won first place in the Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) "We Love Science" contest with his idea.

The company started the contest to spark an interest in science and technology in young students.

Using LCSI's MicroWorlds EX Robotics Edition software package, students in grades four to 9, were asked to identify a real life problem, and explain why and how it works.

If Wu's machine were made into an actual version, it could pick up steel, iron and other metals at construction sites, making the building of big towers much easier.

"Congratulations to our well-deserved winner - Justin Wu. Justin created an extraordinary project which clearly showed us his impressive technology skills," said Susan Einhorn, president of LCSI. "I am thrilled with the turnout and excitement this contest created and I'd like to thank everyone who participated," she concluded.

"I was so excited to know that I won first place in the contest," said Wu. "I think that MicorWorlds EX Robotics is a really fun and easy way to program robots," said Wu, who also thanked his teachers for their help and support.

MicroWorlds EX Robotics Edition is appropriate for students in grades four and up. It encourages the development of transferable problem solving strategies and critical thinking skills by providing opportunities for both in-depth explorations and project creation. It lets students be scientists, engineers, and inventors, as they plan projects, develop models and test their ideas, according to a statement. Designed to work with the LEGO® RCX programmable brick, a micro-computer inside a LEGO ® brick, or with a Cricket, a tiny mobile computer that fits in the palm of your hand, students can build a model and control it using the procedures they download to the LEGO ® RCX brick or Cricket.

Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. LCSI develops and markets a line of award winning constructivist educational products, including the critically acclaimed MicroWorlds line of school products, Enriched Math, Journal Zone and the My Make Believe family of early learning software. As an award-winning publisher of software for K-12 schools, LCSI is active around the world in major technology projects that are instrumental in transforming education.