Archive for August, 2019

It’s Recruiting Season!

Posted by Lori Dale On August 28, 2019 Comments Off on It’s Recruiting Season!

This week representatives of the Granite City Gearheads were at the Apollo Student Orientation on Tuesday and will be at the Fall Open House at St. Cloud Christian on Thursday. We hope to be at the other district 742 High Schools soon. We talked to many people, unfortunately, I was busy talking and only got  [ Read More ]

FIRST at the State Fair

Posted by Lori Dale On August 21, 2019 Comments Off on FIRST at the State Fair

The Gearheads are still taking a break, but that does not mean that nothing is happening in FIRST in the rest of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair begins this week, and Thursday is “STEM Day at the Fair”. Several FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams will be at the Fair to demonstrate their robots and let  [ Read More ]

FIRST LEGO League

Posted by Lori Dale On August 14, 2019 Comments Off on FIRST LEGO League

The Benton County Fair is over and the fall recruiting season will not be for a few weeks yet, so this seemed like a good time to talk about one of the other programs in the FIRST progression of programs. FIRST LEGO League, or FLL as it’s commonly known. There was a great deal of  [ Read More ]

Benton County Fair, pt. 2

Posted by Lori Dale On August 7, 2019 Comments Off on Benton County Fair, pt. 2

As mentioned in last weeks blog, the Gearheads were a part of the Benton County Fair, July 30-Aug. 4th. 3 of the 4 FIRST Robotics programs were represented at the Fair. We had our robot, Jupiter there demo’ing and sometimes letting visitors drive. We also had two of our mentors who did double duty answering  [ Read More ]