Local

August 22, 2014

Robotics team needs volunteers

The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop. Anyone interested in becoming a coach, mentor or sponsor should attend a meeting 3:30-4:15 p.m., Aug. 21 in the OPS Conference Room, Bldg. 1642.

Last year, the Desert High School Scorpion Robotics team was launched and the team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a worldwide competition for middle school and high school students.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization dedicated to providing students the opportunity to work together toward a common goal while learning professionalism, engineering, and business.

This is accomplished in a competition format where student teams design and build a robot over the course of the school year and compete against other schools across America, and all over the world. In its inaugural year, the Desert High Scorpion Robotics team advanced through the L.A. Regional Tournament and earned a spot at the Western United States Super Regional Championship Tournament, placing in the top eight percent for U.S. teams.

These students are amazing individuals, but even so, much of that success would not have been possible without the support of volunteer coaches and mentors. We are in need of volunteers to help the students learn technical skills in math, science, engineering, business, marketing, graphic design, and manufacturing. Students also learn life skills like teamwork, goal setting and time management.

If you are interested in being a coach, mentor or sponsor of the team, an informational meeting will be held 3:30-4:15 p.m., Aug. 21 in the OPS Conference Room in Bldg. 1642, 416th Flight Test Squadron. Call Capt. Jake Debevec at 661-277-2673. If you are interested, but unable to attend, you can contact Andrew Whitten at andrew.whitten@us.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs February 27, 2015

Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both...
 
 

Just American: A century of Black life

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially...
 
 

Leadership development program nominations due March 16

Nomination packages for majors and major-selects interested in the Defense Department 2015-2016 Executive Leadership Development Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 16, officials announced. The program, designed specifically for highly motivated officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, commitment to public service and integrity, and who have an inter...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Edwards AFB is home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Referred to as a split school house, when an individual is assigned to fly an Air Force C-12 Huron, they spend three weeks in Alab...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi

AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III answers a question about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on D...
 
 

Soldier, retirees win big with Exchange’s ‘Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ contest

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made dreams come true for three grand-prize winners of the MILITARY STAR® “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes—and for one young Soldier from Fort Bliss, winning has changed her life. As a grand-prize winner, Sgt. Kakala Loketi had her MILITARY STAR® account paid in full. During a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>