BREWER — A benefit yard sale for Brewer High School Robotics Team will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday May 12, in the Brewer High School cafeteria. Items for sale will include clothing, furniture, sporting goods, books, and more. The funds raised will enable the team, which is run by volunteers in the community, to purchase equipment and tools to develop and expand their knowledge and experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as help offset travel cost.
This year, the team known as Orange Chaos and their robot Clyde ranked 13th out of 209 New England Teams and earned an invitation to the World Championship in Detroit. Due to cost and time restrictions they have opted to decline. Sophomore Zoe Vittum earned the prestigious Dean’s List Finalist Award and will be going to the World Championship event to be interviewed and have lunch with FIRST Founder and creator of the Segway Dean Kamen. The team won the New England FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Competition event in Massachusetts and earned the Quality Award for “machine robustness and fabrication.” They were finalists at the Pine Tree District Event two weeks later and earned the Industrial Design Award.
The BHS robotics program exposes students to STEM activities and careers while designing, building and programming a robot to compete in the global FIRST Robotics program. The team competes throughout New England each spring. The team has multiple outreach programs during the school year and summer including LEGO robotics activities with Middle school and Junior High students as well as robot demonstrations for various groups.
For information or to donate items, email Jen Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Hogan is email@example.com. Learn more about the Robotics program by going to https://www.facebook.com/BrewerHighSchoolRoboticsOrangeChaos/.