Many communities both have students looking for non-sports after-school activities and are in need of a skilled labor force. Robotics teams can solve these problems, while teaching young adults essential life skills, including engineering design, business plan creation, marketing, public speaking and more.
Kerry Thompson, Lead Mentor and Coach for a FIRST Robotics Competition Team, has an M.S. in Physics, has been teaching science, math and engineering for 25 years, and has been running robotics teams for 9 years.
She will talk to us about the Northern Nevada-based FYRE 5480 team she coaches and how they overcame funding challenges to travel and compete while keeping participation free for all students.
You can learn more about the FIRST here: http://www.firstinspires.org/
The meeting will be on Monday, November 14th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.
The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM