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Letter: Volunteers needed for robot event

Saturday, Feb. 13, is the high school First Tech Challenge robotic event at Glenwood Springs High School. Twelve high school robotics teams from the region will be competing in this regional event. Event organizers are in great need of about six volunteers to honor the work of the students, coaches and mentors. The event this year is RES-Q, and the teams are designing and building robots that will simulate a mountain rescue situation: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc/game-and-season.

We need judges who can listen to the students share their ideas about robot design and game strategy, and ask them questions about their engineering notebook and team efforts. We also need people to help with general flow of the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at GSHS. The day will give you some good perspective on what high school kids are doing in STEM. Please contact Caroline Hanson at chanson@aspenk12.net if you are interested in getting involved.

If you are just in Glenwood that day, it is a cool event to watch and bring the kids to see between 11 and 2.

Website to sign up: https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx

Promo Video to get you excited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QyM9WTF18.

Caroline Hanson

Volunteer coordinator, Western regional qualifier, FTC, Aspen

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