Lake Stevens High School’s VEX Robotics Club
Andrew Eichenberger’s love of engineering and the design process began in middle school where he joined the Lake Stevens High School’s VEX Robotics Club. This program allows students to collaborate and work in teams while learning to use the design process to build, program and present a competitive robot. Andrew, now a design engineer, supports his alma mater by volunteering as head referee during competitions, doing his best to ensure the teams compete on an equal playing field while having a really good time.
The program has grown tenfold in the past decade and now boasts over 100 members. And, the VBots at Lake Stevens High School mentor the CBots at Cavelero, the middle high school. Through MacDonald-Miller’s giving fund, Andrew was able to provide a donation that will help purchase robot components, as well as cover tournament fees and transportation to competitions. The club helps students learn valuable engineering skills, and plays a role in fostering an increased interest in pursuing STEM-related careers.
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