LigerBots Do Outreach at ECIA Conference
June 18, 2017

This week, Gideon and Erik went with our 2016 robot to the opening reception of the annual Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) conference at the Newton Marriott Hotel. The team went to promote STEM education to business leaders that are affiliated with ECIA. The attendees enjoyed shooting and catching the ball from our 2016 robot and talking about the LigerBots and FIRST with our team members. The opening remarks at the conference included a shout out to FIRST, which includes ECIA as a sponsor, and to the LigerBots.

Gideon shows one ECIA member details of our 2016 robot while Erik discusses FIRST with another ECIA member

Earlier in the week, The LigerBots ran a team Intro Night so that prospective members could see different team activities in action. Among other activities, the prospective members used our industrial mill to machine a part, programed LEDs, participated in LEGO tower contests, and practiced constructing a business pitch. We hope they will all come back in the fall to join the team!

CTO Cameron helps a LigerBots Intro Night guest use a fan to test the strength of the guest’s LEGO tower competition entry