September 2, 2018
Thank you everyone who came out to support our team with our first ever 5k (or mile….) event! While we still need to work out the kinks, we have learned how to be better next year, so thank you for all your understanding. Thanks to all the community sponsors and donators who have help us put on this event and who have contributed to hands-on STEM education in Clinton! Through this event, we were able to offset the cost of a CNC Router which will be used in the program and available for the Clinton Public Schools to use.
At the event, we also unveiled the new alternate logo which will be used in addition to the original logo. Thanks to everyone who submitted a vote in our poll!
Check out our facebook page to see more pictures from the event: https://www.facebook.com/FRC126/
Last week, Gael Force had the opportunity to connect with young children at Camp Woodhaven in West Boylston, MA. The team was very excited to be impacting a young generation of future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. The campers at Woodhaven were able to see new technology and Gael Force students and mentors were thrilled to explain the intricacies of the bot and motivate the campers to pursue STEM at all ages.
Check out the video of the day from Camp Woodhaven:
This past weekend, May 19th and 20th, the team went to WPI to compete in an off-season event. With this event, the mentors have taken a backseat and let the students lead on their own. Ranging from coaching all the way to leading the mechanical aspects, students showed their ability to face a challenge and encourage! We are very excited for next year after attending this event due to the teamwork and leadership the students showed. Even rookie members were able to drive and operate the machine and showed everyone what the next season of Gael Force will look like! Additionally, senior members showed how much they’ve grown during their time on Gael Force by taking those leadership roles and teaching the younger students how to fully embrace all that FIRST can offer.
It’s Way Back Wednesday!
Recently, students at Clinton High have been going through old pictures and VHS videos and uploading them to YouTube. They happened to come across this video, the 1992 FIRST Championship where Gael Force won!
This weekend, May 19th and 20th, we’ll be competing in BattleCry 19, an off-season event held at WPI. This event is like any other competition but there is usually a special twist added to make the game even more challenging.
Admission is free to the public and we would love if you came to check it out!
The schedule of events:
If you cannot make it to the event but want to watch online, you can visit the NE FIRST Twitch page to watch all the action!
For more information on the event, please visit the BattleCry19 website.