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Letter: Volunteers needed for robotics event

Saturday is the 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 six 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. The day will give you some good perspective on what high school kids are doing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 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 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To sign up, visit https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx. A promo Video to get you excited is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QyM9WTF18.

Caroline Hanson

Volunteer coordinator, Western regional qualifier, First Tech Challenge

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