South Iredell High Robotics Team looking for new members
Special to SVLfreenews.com
If you are waiting on the teens from the South Iredell High School Robotics Team, as the saying goes, you’re backing up.
In conjunction with the Mooresville Youth Council, a team of SIHS students have formed a new robotics team to serve the entire county. FTC (First Tech Challenge) Team VoltEDGE will serve students between seventh and 12th grade in Iredell-Statesville Schools and the Mooresville Graded School District. Homeschool students in the southern part of Iredell County as well as charter school students are welcome also.
At the end of last season, SIHS juniors Chris Blue, Hamza Ishaque, and Martina Vu were determined that they needed to make fundamental changes to their strategy if they wanted to make it to the First Tech Challenge Robotics World Competition in Houston, Texas.
“The primary change to our strategy is opening our pool of potential members to all local schools and students," Blue explained. "Expanding our scope also enables us to exponentially increase our community outreach.”
The goal for the year is to make it to World Championships for FTC robotics while performing over 1,000 hours of outreach as a team to promote STEM in the community. VoltEDGE hopes to give other students an opportunity to explore STEM and become involved in the Mooresville area.
The teens have secured a space at NASCAR Technical Institute's Mooresville Campus. Beginning in mid-September, they will meet every Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at NASCAR Tech off Talbert Road in Mooresville.