Hello all 3284 mentors and supporters! This is the end of week two in build season for 4-H FIRST® LASER Robotics team. We have been hard at work building the base for success at this year’s competition. All divisions of our team have their work cut out for them on this season’s challenge: Aerial Assist!
The Camdenton 4-H FIRST LASER 3284 World Championship Finalist are excited and honored to host the first annual Mid MO FIRST LEGO League Qualifier at Camdenton High School on November 16, 2013. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the The Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Afterschool Network and Tan-Tar-A’s Timber Falls Water Park. Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00 am.
Camdenton 4-H FIRST LASER 3284 is proud to be co-hosting an off season "Ultimate Ascent" FIRST robotics event from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, August 11th at the State Fair in Sedalia, Missouri Teams The Corps from Harrisonville and Team Scream from Sedalia will also help with the event! If you'd like to join us please complete the form below.
The Camdenton High School 4-H FIRST® LASER robotics team are on their way to the FIRST® Ultimate Ascent World Championship held in St. Louis April 24-27. Camdenton earned a bid to Worlds by winning the St. Louis Regional over the weekend.
For members of the Camdenton 4-H FIRST LASER teams, robotics has a deeper meaning. "What a lot of people don't understand is that it's about a lot more than a robot," Senior Katelynn Goodwin said. Instead it is about spreading the program's core values and giving back to the community they live. For Goodwin and her fellow teammates, it's about "making a difference in a way we know how."
One of the 4-H FIRST LASER Robotics mentors, Jim Jackson, recently wrote an article about his reflections on being a mentor for 4-H FIRST LASER Robotics as well as the benefits that the program has had on our students, school and community as a whole. The article was published in three different trade magazines, and hopefully it will offer you some insight as to just how important our program is to the district.
The 4-H FIRST LASER Robotics team submitted a request to the governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, requesting that the month of April be the official month of FIRST Robotics. The governor supported our request, and we are proud to now have April be the official month of FIRST Robotics in the state of Missouri!
One of last year's mentors, Kyle Sellers, has volunteered to help team SCREAM with their first year competing in the FIRST challenges. We are glad to see another former member of our team spread FIRST values such as gracious professionalism with others, especially rookie teams in need of help. We encourage others to follow in Kyle's footsteps and spread FIRST values with rookie teams looking to start participating in FIRST.
University of Missouri Extension has announced that the 4-H FIRST LASER Robotics team is a national model for engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).