Wilkus Architects had an unusual opportunity to make a difference in another industry in 2013 & 2014, which would just couldn't pass up. We decided to sponsor and support local St. Paul Preparatory School Robotics Team "Terabots" in their efforts to compete at a regional level. The competition was fierce, and they drove in swinging...and smashing, and crunching, and breaking!
St. Paul Prep linked up with Minnesota FIRST, who produced the event.
About Minnesota FIRST Welcome to Minnesota FIRST. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) supports 4 programs, Jr. Lego League, Lego League, Tech Challenge, and Robotics.
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST provides hands-on activities for students in grades K-12 to explore science and technology through robotics programs. Starting with Lego kits and advancing to custom components, students work as teams with mentors to build robots that perform specific tasks during competitions.
For more information on Minnesota First: http://www.mnfirstregional.org/