TEPF Presents a Grant to the Ernest Manning High School Robotics Club
The Ernest Manning Robotics Team has been given the Citizens in Action grant of $750.00 by The Education Partnership Foundation (TEPF). This donation was given to our school to assist in the continuation of our partnership program with local elementary and junior high schools. Our goal is to send Ernest Manning Robotics Team members to elementary schools. They will mentor and educate students in the construction, programming, and basic skills of robotics. This will give students the experience of working with robots and an idea of whether or not they might be interested in further pursuing robotics classes and possibly a career in robotics, programming, or construction.
For several years now, the Ernest Manning Robotics Team has been mentoring elementary students in robotics and electrical systems. This falls under the Science curriculum for Grades 4 – 5, which is where most of the focus will be. The money will be used to buy LEGO MINDSTORM kits for students to use. This will be a hands-on interaction between the students and components such as electrical systems, programming, and robot structure. This will allow students to discover if they have interest in these sorts of activities and encourage them to join FIRST Robotics teams available to them in the future.
Along with the LEGO Mindstorms, the Ernest Manning Robotics team will be giving students a demonstration of the team robot used in last year’s competition. This will show students the advanced applications of the knowledge they will learn from the mentors. Students will also be inspired by the robot to see what great accomplishments can come from working together to create a robot.
We hope that at the end of this mentorship program, students will be encouraged to seek out and join robotics teams and participate in robotics classes, as well as consider pursuing a career in robotics technologies. According to Din Ladak, President and CEO of The Educational Partnership Foundation “Our society is continually changing and we are seeing more emphasis put on technology each and every day. TEPF is proud to support this innovative initiative and we look forward to hearing about the success of the Ernest Manning Robotics Team.”
On Tuesday November 8th, 2016 at 4:00pm, a representative from TEFP will be presenting the Ernest Manning Robotics Team with the grant.
For more information contact:
David Eady, Teacher
Ernest Manning High School