The Daily Astorian reports that a robot built by 25 high school students on Seaside High School’s CYBORG Seagulls robotics team is ready to compete at the FIRST Robotics divisional qualifier. Seaside High School technology teacher Mike Brown is the faculty advisor to the team.
What motivates the students? Opportunity for hands-on learning:
“[O]ne of the things that I love about this program, is that instead of doing 30 more problems out of a math book, I can apply what I actually learned in math,” team captain and Seaside senior Austin Milliren said…
Some may end up pursuing STEM careers, but all are becoming STEM-literate citizens:
The team includes several students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. But it also includes students like Seaside senior Coral McNeill, who wants to be an English teacher but said she was recruited by Brown and finds building robots enjoyable.
Read the entire Feb 24 article here: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20150224/cyborg-seagulls-are-ready-to-recycle
Or find a PDF of the article on the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website’s Hub Happenings page
For more information about the team, check out their website: www.team3673.org