Engineering for Charity

Engineering for Charity

There aren’t many events in your life that will leave a lasting impression like an F4 tornado. Equally, the same tragic event brings out the best in a community and people. Personally, the impact of the devastation was minimal compared to others. Over a year and a half later, the Washington, IL is getting accustomed to the new normal and we are finally finishing up on home repairs. Part of the new normal is repairing the local mini golf course with designs created and built by area high schools.

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An INTEGRISTs DERT-y Robotics Update

An INTEGRISTs DERT-y Robotics Update

Via INTEGRIST & Robotics Mentor Jeff Deheer

Having students design, fabricate, troubleshoot, and finish a robot in 6 weeks is no small undertaking.  With the support of mentors, the students of First Robotics Competition Team 2040 (DERT) finished strong in the 2015 competition season.  After placing 22 out of 54 at the Arkansas Rock City Regional, DERT made some improvements to the robot and made it to the quarter-finals at the Central Illinois Regional, placing 7th out of 39 teams. 

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