Melanoma Walk May 20, 2012

Members of C.O.R.E. 2062 walked for Melanoma on May 20th. There were a lot of people that participated in the walk and we were glad to be a part of it. One of our mentors is a Melanoma survivor and we were proud to march with her. It took place at the Milwaukee Zoo and so as we walked we were able to see the animals. Also, it was hot and so drank plenty of water. The walk was fun and we are happy to help with the Melanoma cause.

Hillcrest Math Night 2012

On May 3rd, 2012, C.O.R.E. volunteers spent a day giving FLL, FRC, and VEX demonstrations to students and parents of Hillcrest Elementary School. The students and parents asked questions and learned about robotics, and what it is like to be on C.O.R.E. As well as learning, the kids had fun driving VEX robots and even got to shoot baskets with C.O.R.E.’s FRC robot.  In all, there was plenty of learning and fun had at Hillcrest Math Night.

MPTV Auction 2012

On Saturday,  May 5 over 18 members of C.O.R.E volunteered to help at a MPTV auction. Some of our members took calls from bidders and entered their bids into the computer. Some members also worked behind the scenes to set up displays of the items being auctioned off. Lastly, many members helped present items on TV. All in all, people had a great time and we got the good name of C.O.R.E out there!

STEM for GIRLS

STEM for Girls is an event in which girls are introduced to careers involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The venue for the event was Waukesha STEM Academy, Saratoga Campus. Girls in 6th-8th grade from all over the city were invited to the event. After an hour of free time to wander around and visit any booths that they pleased, each girl received a schedule that told them what three specialized booths to go to. There was a wide variety of choices ranging from tech advice to speakers in the STEM field. Girls were exposed to many aspects of STEM. This event was empowering and revolutionary in showing young ladies that they can succeed in careers related to STEM.
C.O.R.E. 2062’s role in this affair was hosting one of the many booths. Girl’s from all different subteams on C.O.R.E. talked about being a teenage girl and enjoying the fun of applying their skills to robotics. They discussed what it is like being on the robotics team and how to balance this and any other extracurriculars with the other aspects of high school. They also talked about how everyone has a place on the team, even if they are not interested in the actual robot.   CORE takes pride in having a balance team with girls and boys taking active, valuable roles.

Excited for Internationals!

In April C.O.R.E. 2062 will be attending the International FIRST Championships in St. Louis, Missouri! We are slightly nervous, but optimistic about our chances. 34 team members will be attending the competition. Look for us in the Newton division of teams.

FIRST Championship 2012

From April 27th to the 30th, C.O.R.E  2062 competed in  FIRST’s National  Championship Competition!  In our Newton division there were one hundred teams.  Although we did not win Newton division we did place 25th.  One of the highlights of the event was when our robot scored 4 balls in autonomous!  It was exciting to watch the best teams compete on Einstein arena.  However, something much bigger happened. We won the Underwriters Laboratories International Safety Award! This means that we have the best safety program out of 400 teams! It was a fantastic experience for the entire team.  This was a memorable experience for the team.

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