Today the Edwardsville High School (EHS) Robotics Club held a Robotics Showcase for area 5th grade students, giving them all kinds of information about how they can participate in robotics and experience the fun and exhilaration of STEM.
The high school students talked about Botball robotics programs at the middle-school level (next year for these 5th graders) and at the high school, and they demonstrated several great robots the club has built.
Even though Edwardsville Robotics Club (ERC) is not part of the local school district, our team was still given an opportunity to talk to the students about FIRST and the different levels of FIRST robotics programs. And since ERC has JrFLL, FLL, FTC, and FRC teams, these students are able to join and do robotics outside of school, too.
So, Jacob got up on stage and went through a quick presentation about FIRST and introduced FRC 4931’s catch video, while offstage TJ drove last years competition robot (with some help from Alex). The audience had lots of great questions, and Jacob did a great job answering them.
Thanks to the EHS Robotics Club for inviting us to their showcase and for giving us a few minutes to talk about FIRST and Edwardsville Robotics.
Here’s the presentation:
and the catch video: