Local high schoolers and today’s robots

Photo by Adriana M. Groisman

Photo by Adriana M. Groisman

In a News Journal article November 19, Robots to the rescue, reporter Molly Murray wrote about current real-world applications using robots in education, science and exploration, as well as security and industry. Adult mentors and students of DuPont and FSR sponsored team, MOE365, working at their build site on DuPont’s Barley Mill campus, were one prominent focus of her story.

She also spoke with FSR board members, Karen O’Brien and board president, Peggy Vavalla, as well as two FSR partners– directors of Delaware’s FTC, FLL and JFLL programs— Eric Cheek and Teshenia Hughes about robots as an educational tool.

Working with Cheek at DSU, Hughes became involved in development of elementary and middle school LEGO League teams. “My passion changed. I believe in it,” she said.

To see the article and video interview with MOE students, visit News Journal’s site here.

Two robotic events, fifty+ teams, one day

Photo: A.Groisman

Photo: A.Groisman

Mark your calendar! FSR sponsors two action-packed robotic events at the same place and time-October 18, 2014, at the DuPont Fieldhouse at Salem Community College in Carneys Point Township, New Jersey.

  • At the Duel on the Delaware FTC Scrimmage, more than 20 FTC teams from around the region will mark the opening of 2014 season and participate in robotics workshops and an informal scrimmage jointly sponsored by Diamond State FTC, New Jersey FTC and Pennsylvania FTC. The middle school and high school- aged students were challenged this September to design and build robots for a new game- Cascade Effect.

Panel discussion: Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace

MOE 365 invites local high school students to join DuPont Chief Engineer Karen Fletcher and a panel of women in engineering and other STEM careers to learn what it takes to become an engineer and how engineers at companies like DuPont can make a positive difference on society. The event, called Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace, will be held on Monday, May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Building 730 of DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza campus at 974 Centre Road, Wilmington. Refreshments will be available.


Please RSVP to prmoe365@gmail.com by May 17 or call 302-695-3590 for more information.