EP Robotics Team Pushes STEM in Washington D.C.

In Blog, Community News, Community News, Education, news on July 24, 2014 by Community Expert Team
EP Robotics Team Pushes STEM in Washington D.C.

Four of Eden Prairie High School‘s Talons Robotics Team members went to Washington D.C. for the FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. last month to meet with Minnesota lawmakers and advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) legislation and programming. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

According to the Sun Current, before meeting a few of Minnesota’s elected representatives Carolyn Jons, Katy Olson, Naya Hill and Jared McNiff, joined 14 other FIRST robotics teams from 17 states in a training session to prepare them for the meet.

The Eden Prairie students, as well as some Edina students, got to meet Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Rep. Erik Paulson and senior staff members for U.S. Rep. John Kline. Discussions included pending legislation that would support STEM initiatives and ways to implement FIRST curriculum into Minnesota schools and after school programs, the Sun Current reported.

For more information on the EPHS robotics team, go to team2502.com.

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