With half of the week affected by weather, LASER members working on awards went into overdrive. The website had a few necessary updates throughout the course of the week. LASER began finalizing the Entrepreneurship Essay and is getting close to submission.
During several days of icy weather, LASER members stayed the weekend at the school to work on the robot. Because the team members stayed the weekend, very little time was lost in the shop. The robot was assessed for any design flaws as well as possible changes that may need to occur.
The Mentor Spotlight for this week is Linnea Vance. She is a Secretary for the Department of Gifted Education in our district and has supported the team at every opportunity. She spends countless hours organizing meals for the team during build season. As a mentor for over three years she has volunteered at all of the events we host.
The group working on Chairman's has been busy writing and editing the script and presentation. The Chairman's Essay will likely be submitted by the end of this week. LASER's Secretary and Treasurer are working to complete the Entrepreneurship Award Essay. A LASER team member has begun finalizing LASER's Code of Ethics.
Several aspects of the robot have been completed. Metal pieces were sent to AJ Manufacturing to be cut, and they arrived this week to be put to use on the construction of the robot. The fabricators are moving very quickly on the completion of the robot. As a result, the programmers have been able to work on more specific aspects of code as the robot becomes and more finalized.
Bryan Vance is the mentor under this week’s mentor spotlight. Bryan has been a mentor for three years. He offers a unique insight in building the robot and aids the team in the construction of game field elements. Bryan works for Ameren Missouri, an electric company based in St. Louis. Bryan is prepared for Power Up and wants us to "ad-Vance" in the competition this season!