Eureka Springs Robotics Team Volunteers at Regional Tournament

   

Eureka Springs Robotics Team Volunteers at Regional Tournament
12/18/2009 9:29:49 AM

Representatives from the Carroll County Inventors Club Robotics Team, EastBots (Team #67), recently volunteered at the St. Louis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament.

Representatives from the Carroll County Inventors Club Robotics Team, EastBots (Team #67), recently volunteered at the St. Louis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament, held at the St. Louis Community College, last December 5, 2009. Most of the members of the Robotics Team are Eureka Springs High School EAST students.

 

Eureka Springs High School EAST student and EastBots Team member James, his father, Tim, and Eureka Springs EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro spent the entire day behind the scenes as volunteers helping run the Tournament. An extra treat for James was to meet Ken Johnson, Director for FIRST Tech Challenge.

 

The EastBots Team is made up of high school and middle school students from the Eureka Springs High School and the Academy of Excellence. The Team is actively recruiting mentors who are willing to volunteer time to work with students learn computer design and construction, programming, and engineering notebooks. The Team is also eager to meet with individuals, businesses and organizations who wish to sponsor the Team's efforts.

 

The Robotics Team is part of the Carroll County Inventors Club, which was created by the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program to promote and develop math, science and invention skills among our County's youth. The Club's main goal is to encourage young students to pursue invention projects, math and science careers that can contribute to increasing the United States' role in the world's science arena. The Inventors Club was initially funded by the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program, the Eureka Springs Rotary Club, the Carroll County Community Foundation and the Arkansas State Teachers Association.

 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) strives to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

 

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, dedicated to humanitarian service, ethical standards in business, and the professions. The Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) makes grants to help improve the quality of life in our community. It has helped individuals and organizations establish 22 permanent endowment funds with assets totaling more than a $1 million. 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 EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) Program encourages students to use high-end technologies to develop and implement service-based community projects. While working on these community projects, students develop technological skills in self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication, research and evaluation.

 

For more information about the EAST Program and how you can help the EastBots reach their goals, please contact EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

 

 

 

 

Photo: EastBots Robotics Team member, James, is seen with FIRST Tech Challenge Director, Ken Johnson, during the St. Louis FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Regional Tournament. The EastBots Team is made up of high school and middle school students from the Eureka Springs High School and the Academy of Excell recruiting mentors who are willing to volunteer time to work with students learn computer design and construction, programming, and engineering notebooks. The Team is also eager to meet with individuals, businesses and organizations who wish to sponsor the Team's efforts. The Robotics Team is part of the Carroll County Inventors Club, which was created by the Eureka Springs High School EAST Program to promote and develop math, science and invention skills among our County's youth.

 

 

 

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