The May Highlights

Posted by Lori Dale On May 31, 2020 Comments Off on The May Highlights

It has been a little over a month since the last blog, and a few things have happened so I decided to post a blog for the month of May. Here are some of the things that have happened this month. The Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association awards students in grades 10-12 the Academic All-Star Award  [ Read More ]

Virtual Minnesota FRC Best Bot Ever Meet Up

Posted by Lori Dale On April 26, 2020 Comments Off on Virtual Minnesota FRC Best Bot Ever Meet Up

The Gearheads are not meeting as a team until the quarantine ends. However, a few things are happening in Minnesota FRC. There have been Virtual meet ups featuring various teams. One major emphasis was giving the teams that have not had a chance to compete a forum to show off their robot and talk about  [ Read More ]

Looking Back To 2013

Posted by Lori Dale On April 19, 2020 Comments Off on Looking Back To 2013

To continue reflecting on previous years, this week we revisit 2013. In 2013, the theme was based on Ultimate Frisbee and also involved the robots climbing or hanging from rungs on a pyramid. The Gearheads were a part of the winning alliance at the 10,000 Lakes Regional Competition, so that year holds many pleasant memories.  [ Read More ]

Taking A Trip Down Memory Lane

Posted by Lori Dale On April 12, 2020 Comments Off on Taking A Trip Down Memory Lane

Since everyone except essential workers is still under a ‘stay at home’ order, nothing is currently happening with the Gearheads. I thought that it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane this week, and probably next week. This week I am going all the way back to the team’s first year 2009-10  [ Read More ]

Waiting Out the Quarantine

Posted by Lori Dale On April 5, 2020 Comments Off on Waiting Out the Quarantine

Since the schools have gone to distance learning, and the large gatherings are banned under the ‘stay at home’ order, the Gearheads are not meeting. Like everyone else, we are waiting out the quarantine. In considering what to put in the blog for this week, I decided to try to bring a little smile to  [ Read More ]

Our Woody Flowers Award Nominee

Posted by Lori Dale On March 29, 2020 Comments Off on Our Woody Flowers Award Nominee

This week I will be featuring our Woody Flowers Award nominee, Corey Applegate. This is Corey’s 5th year with the team. He became our Coach in the fall of 2015 and has been our Coach, Build Coach and lead mentor since then. This is the nomination essay about Corey was written by Natalie Fischer, with  [ Read More ]

Our Dean’s List Nominee

Posted by Lori Dale On March 22, 2020 Comments Off on Our Dean’s List Nominee

Until a few days ago, we thought that in addition to the robotics competitions that have now been canceled, the Dean’s List and Woody Flowers winners would not be selected. On Friday we learned that they will be doing phone interviews, and winners will be selected. However, as far as I know, a timeline for  [ Read More ]

Living In “Interesting Times”

Posted by Lori Dale On March 15, 2020 Comments Off on Living In “Interesting Times”

We are all living in “interesting times” right now. COVID-19 has changed everyone’s daily life and any plans that have been made are pretty fluid right now for everyone. That includes the Gearheads. On Thursday around noon, the team and the rest of the FIRST Robotics community received the word that the 2020 Infinite Recharge  [ Read More ]