Robotics roll into Winslow
A Robotics Expo took place Nov. 19 at Winslow High School. First Lego League (FLL) sponsored the event for grades 4-8 and First Tech Challenge (FTC) sponsored the event for grades 7-12, both under the umbrella of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The Student Union was home to nine areas of robotics demonstration and or construction. All grades of children were encouraged to attend with a parent. Some elementary students were observers but there were areas for ages below junior high to participate as well. The event showed examples of robotics to students and promoted the fields of science and technology for students unaware of its variety. Above: Winslow High School students work together at integration. This is the task of developing software that controls robotics. Right: Justin Albert, sixth grade, from Bonnie Brennan School operates a robot provided by Northland Pioneer College Robotics Club.