Innovation starting Young: Eagle Valley Middle School, Carson City – Jedi Engineers

On March 16, at The Micromanipulator Company in Carson City, the Eagle Valley Middle School Robotics Team, the Jedi Engineers, were the stars putting on a presentation of their project, their robot, the amazing amount of work they have put into both and the knowledge and capabilities they have learned from their efforts and dedication.

Micromanipulator, supported by NNDA, The Western Manufacturing Alliance (WMA), the Carson City Schools Foundation, along with many others, was proud to host this amazing group of youngsters and Northern Nevada First LEGO League Champions; Emmanuel Alvarez, Ryan Cooley, Bryar Fancher, Cash Farnworth, NevinMcIlwee, and Kai Miller and their coach and assistant coaches Lisa Stocke-Koop Eric Rancher and Jason Koop.

Their super supportive parents and grandparents were also present and their support of these students was gratefully acknowledged.

Along with the exciting presentation and robotics exhibition, the group received donations, to help with their upcoming trip to Houston Texas for the World Championships, and their invitation to compete in Bath, England this coming summer, from The Carson City School Foundation, Vineburg Machining, Micromanipulator and The Western Manufacturing Alliance.

The team and their school also received official proclamations from The Western Manufacturing Alliance naming them to be the Alliance’s first “Junior Technology Advancement Partners”.

The students then had a chance to see the actual technology of Micromanipulator and use one of Micromanipulator’s 300mm analytical probing stations.

The team has many other exhibitions planned leading up to their trip to Houston to compete.

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