Winners of 2015 Dan Swets Robotics Materials Awards
(left to right): Michael Jones and Jane Karp
(Whitewood/Rural Meade Schools),
and Beth Knedler (Vermillion
Public Library), Marcia Kahler (St. Thomas More High School), and
Donna Degen (Southwest Middle School)
- Michael Jones and Jane Karp of Whitewood/Rural Meade
Schools won a $4,883 robotics supply grant to start two new FIRST LEGO
League teams for grades 4 - 8.
- Beth Knedler and Susan Heggestad of the Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library won a $4,851 robotics supply grant to develop a
new VEX robotics program at the library for elementary and middle school
students in collaboration with the Vermillion Area Robotics Club, SD Code
Club, Clay County 4H, and Vermillion Public Schools.
- Marcia Kahler, FLL robotics coach, won a $2,450 robotics supply
grant to start a new FIRST TECH Challenge (FTC) team at St. Thomas More High
School in Rapid City so that middle school student members of the school
system's FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams can advance to a high school-level
robotics program when entering 9th grade.
- Donna Degen and Ross Hunter of Southwest Middle School in
Rapid City won a $2,000 robotics supply grant to expand their two FLL teams
which are in their second year of operation.