When TierPoint Solutions Engineer Nick Molina (left) visited the AzTechs robotics workroom at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, he was reminded of the time he spent on his own high school robotics team.
“I made a TierPoint Gives Back request on behalf of the Aztechs because I know firsthand that these programs depend on volunteers and sponsorships to keep going,” said Nick.
Students and mentors spend a good part of the school year preparing for an intense six-week period in which they build a robot designed to solve a specific problem, using common parts and a set of rules provided by international STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) organization FIRST. The robot is then entered into a series of competitions designed by engineering professionals.
“I’m proof that high school robotics can promote interest in STEM careers,” said Nick. He plans to volunteer his time and expertise to the team this coming season.
Learn more about the AzTechs robotics team and their accomplishments at their team website.