Hello, Friends of Kimball Robotics,
The Kimball Robotics team is once again in the middle of our season. This year we have 29 students in grades 6 through 12. The students are divided between four teams, two high school and two middle school. The challenge this year is a game called “turning point.” The game involves positioning “caps” and shooting balls and finishing the game with a little “king of the hill” with the opposing team robots. If you are interested, you can check out the game at Vexrobotics.com. In the end, the main purpose of high school robotics is to promote STEM and technical education and engagement with the youth in our communities.
Saturday, Jan. 12, Kimball Area High School is sponsoring our annual VEX robotics tournament. At the current time we are expecting 120 teams from all over Minnesota. This event will include close to 1,000 students in K-12. To host an event of this size we will need more than 100 volunteers. There are many jobs including set-up/teardown, concessions, judging, staging and refereeing. Most of the tasks do not require robotics experience, just the ability to interact with students.
So, what’s in it for you? You will have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of the most motivated and focused students in the state. This is an opportunity for you to interact with robotics students from all over the state of Minnesota. These students are the work force of tomorrow, I promise it is an experience you will never forget.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of the competition arenas the day of the tournament, please give me a call for details.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor the program, please send donations to:
Kimball Area High School
100 W Hwy 55
Kimball MN 55353
Attention Joan Nystrom / Robotics.
Even if you are not interested in helping at the event please stop in and check out the competition. It’s free, and you will be amazed!