In a push to get more science, technology, engineering and mathematics into high school curriculums, districts across Iowa received start-up funds for robotics programs last fall, including Pekin. Pekin Robotics Coach Tyler Miller says this being their first year, it was a learning experience. He shares that starting off with a basic kit; the students were able to design, engineer and program their own robot.
Their season ended in early February, after the club competed at the regional FIRST Tech Challenge in the Quad Cities. Miller says students interested in joining the club for their season beginning next fall can sign up now.