The future arrives: Drive a robot at Issaquah High School

May 31, 2011

By Laura Geggel

NEW — 3:15 p.m. May 31, 2011

The community is invited to drive a robot and eat a savory dinner at the annual spaghetti feed and silent auction, organized by the Issaquah Robotics Society and the Issaquah High School FIRST team.

Hungry empowered nerds of any age can start the night at 7 p.m. Friday at Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E. Tickets cost $8 per person.

The fundraiser benefits both high school clubs. The FIRST team is an international robotics league. The acronym stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

FIRST members work with teachers and community members to create hands-on opportunities for kindergarten through 12th-grade students, teaching them about science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business.

Issaquah Robotics Club students are starting a campaign called “Taking FIRST to the Streets,” to raise awareness about the program and how to become a member, a mentor or a sponsor.

Students plan to help the public learn more about their clubs by organizing robot appearances, including at ArtWalk, Fenders on Front Street and the Salmon Days Festival.

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One Response to “The future arrives: Drive a robot at Issaquah High School”

  1. Mike Crossley on June 6th, 2011 12:56 pm

    I was a mentor and supporter for the Redmond team as well as VEX and FRC, for anyone interested in robotics this is a fantastic program for kids of many ages. Great job guys!

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