The North Branch-Chisago Lakes FIRST Robotics Team 3038 will be demonstrating/competing with their robot at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29. The robot is on display in the Education Building, along with robots from other schools. Entered in the electrical division, the team hopes to capture another blue ribbon, as they have the past two years. At 2 p.m., the robot they will be participating in the fair parade.
Team 3038 is getting ready to begin its seventh year. There are many volunteer opportunities with the team and anyone interested in mentoring is encouraged to contact Becky Leuer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the North Branch Area High School Activities Office and leave a message, 651-674-1514.
Last year, North Branch added a FIRST Tech Challenge program for students in grades 7-8. Due to tremendous interest, two additional teams have been added for 2014-15, bringing the total number of FTC teams to five. Volunteer help, about once a week, is also needed for this program. No previous experience is necessary, and training is provided.