Eureka Springs Robotics Team’s 2010 Summer Was Special

   

Eureka Springs Robotics Team’s 2010 Summer Was Special
8/14/2013 4:38:13 PM

Robot throws out first pitch at Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league game.

The Eureka Springs High School Robotics Team was treated to a special summer 2010 treat. The Robotics Team was asked to have their robot throw out the first pitch at a Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league baseball game. The Robotics Team, called EastBots, built the robot as part of the Carroll County Inventors Club, made up of Eureka Springs High School EAST students.

The EastBots robot had just participated in the FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge Tournament and was constructed from TETRIX parts from Pitsco Education, a leading provider of age-appropriate, student-centered K-12 learning solutions.

An additional honor for the Robotics Team was being featured on Pitsco’s YouTube site, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoITQ2H2jVc.

The Inventors Club was established in 2007 with grants from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program, the Eureka Springs Rotary Club, the Arkansas State Teachers Association, and the Carroll County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Council. The Club was the brainchild of the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program to promote invention, math and science amount the County’s youth.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals is a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team based in Springdale, Arkansas. The team won the first Texas League Championship Series crown in 2010. Pitsco Education’s standards-based K-12 curriculum promotes student success through positive and challenging learning experiences. Their curriculum combines relevant hands-on activities and a team-based, student-directed learning environment to deliver core courses and career skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative to foster inventiveness among high school students. Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders, united worldwide, that is dedicated to humanitarian service, ethical standards in business, and the professions. The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a non-union, professional education association. ASTA is a state affiliate of the Association of American Educators (AAE), which was established to serve as a national advocate for educators.

The Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) has helped individuals and organizations establish 22 permanent endowment funds with assets totaling more than a $1 million. The Youth Advisory Council review applications and grant awards to projects for children and youth.

To learn about more about how you can support the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program, the Carroll County Inventors Club and Robotics Team, please contact EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

 

 

 

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