Robotics demos Saturday features area school teams

Students from the Augusta area will converge Saturday on Augusta University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse to showcase their talents in a STEM outreach and robotics event.

 

The event was organized by a coalition of area schools led by North Augusta High School robotics program director Jane Monroe. The program was founded several years ago and Monroe has helped lead the school to state championships and a number of awards.

She also led the charge to fund and spread robotics clubs and competitions to schools across the Augusta area; from Kindergarten through high school.

The event will allow students to put their skills on display, but will also give schools looking to expand STEM and robotics programs a chance to learn how to do that. Local engineers, mentors and sponsors will be on hand, including representatives from Savannah River Site and Textron Specialized Vehicles.

The event will feature robotics demonstration from more than 20 area teams. Younger teams build simpler robots with materials such as Legos, but the advanced, older teams design sophisticated robots, coded to perform tasks.

The event will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christenbery Fieldhouse, 3109 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta. There is no cost to attend.

Reach Thomas Gardiner at (706) 823-3339 or thomas.gardiner@augustachronicle.com

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