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Rincon Rotary Helps ACES Gain STEAM

Rincon Rotary Helps ACES Gain STEAM

Rincon Rotary Helped Fund Technology for the Aqua Caliente Elementary School

Barbara Drummond along with coaches Elizabeth Spilotro Vieri Tenuta and Svea Anderson helped students at ACES place 2nd and 3rd in a regional robotics competition. The partial grant from the Rincon Rotary Club allowed them to excell in a competition where 4th-6th graders manuver robots through a LEGO obstical course. The program emphasizes teamwork and also includes a group project related to the theme. This year the theme is "Animal Allies". One team designed a pulley system to keep javelinas out of garbage cans, and the other studied strategies to help guide bighorn sheep to use an overpass to compensate for habitat fragmentation along Highway 93 near Lake Mead. The team moving on to the State competition won the "Core Values" award for teamwork and "coopertition". Helping children in our local schools is a core mission of the Rincon Rotary Club.  We are glad to play a small role in their success, and wish them luck as they move on to compete at the state level.

Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary Local Program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary Local can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.

To find out more about Rotary Local and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org