From the Blog
This update comes from Owen S., who had to take a few days off to rest up for the 2016 season! The Green Machine’s outreach calendar has been busy this summer. Recently, we visited four elementary schools in Woodbury, where we set up STEM activities for summer Kids Clubs in each of these schools. In only two days, just about 300 kids built aluminum foil boats and tested how many pennies each boat could hold before it sank to the bottom of a bucket; raced marbles down pool noodles, and had a chance to drive our 2014 robot, Zeke. This event brought together young engineers from ages 5 to 12. Judging by the smile, it looked like everyone had a great experience with STEM and robotics!
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Attention Edina High School sophomores and juniors:
Edina's award-winning FIRST Robotics Team 1816, The Green Machine, needs you for the 2015-16 season! Our team has a place for you, whether you're an aspiring engineer, programmer, businessperson, or artist. Be sure to stop by our table at the Activities Fair on Thursday September 10th to meet members of our team, and then come to our Team meeting that same night in room 220 (the PLTW room) at 6:30 PM.
Although this color is already all over Edina, parents and student attending the Edina elementary school open houses will be greeted by even more green. Namely, FIRST Team 1816 - The Green Machine! Members from our team will be attending all six of Edina's elementary schools on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th. (see below for a detailed schedule) Our appearances are designed to introduce FIRST Robotics and assist parents with the formation of new Jr FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League teams.
1816 members are upgrading from Team polos and khakis to business attire in order to meet government officials in Washington DC. Our Team has been invited to participate with Team 27 RUSH in their 2nd annual National Advocacy Conference (NAC) from June 14th to 16th. This actually will be Team 1816's 3rd trip to our Nation's Capitol, where we meet with our Representatives and Senators to discuss STEM issues that concern us and directly impact our educations. This year, we are centering our discussions on FIRST Robotics, ESEA re-authorization (known now as the Every Child Achieves Act), STEM education programs, and EdTech programs. Our Team will be meeting with district Representatives Messrs. Paulsen, Ellison, and Kline.