Robotics teams intrigue young imaginations

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BUILDING INTEREST–School robotics teams through the FIRST program are intended to generate student interest in science and technology. Houghton’s team was represented at the Ojibwa Library Saturday, June 25, 2016. Catching the ball shooting from the high school team’s robot are Isaiah Mervar while sister Josephine jumps back, handling the controls. Houghton team member Chris Doig is overseeing the program Saturday.

by Barry Drue

Robots took over the Ojibwa Library in Baraga Saturday! Actually, they were invited guests. The Houghton High School “FIRST Robotics Team” 857 Superior Roboworks, visited on Saturday afternoon, June 25, 2016, to demonstrate skills and explain the concept of supporting science and technology through the non-profit FIRST organization. FIRST means “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”. Students of Houghton physics teacher and robotics advisor Tony Schwaller were among more than 300 Michigan school FIRST teams, and those invited to the Michigan State Championship. Houghton’s crew earned invites to the FIRST National Champion-ship in 2014 and 2015. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.