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Students showcase robotic projects 1st "Robo Expo"

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Creative minds took over the EPB Operations Center to show what students from across the Tennessee Valley have been building at school.

Students from Tennessee and Georgia have been learning the ins and outs of building and operating robots.

Wednesday morning more than 150 students from 15 area schools showed off their robots at the EPB Operations Center in Chattanooga.

It’s all a part of an effort to get young people like Shikhar Bahedi interested in STEM related fields.

"I have to do so much mechanical stuff. I have to find nuts, screw things in, I have to coordinate with my other team members, to find stuff, attach stuff, and tape stuff. That’s what I like most being on the robot team,” Bahedi said.
           
This is the first annual "Robo Expo" put on by EPB and TVA.

"We have a technical work force and the skills that the students are learning both in programming the robot and the fundamental skills math science and technology are applicable to many career paths and we want to support that," Bill Copeland with EPB said.

Students gave hands-on demonstrations of their working robots that they designed and built in school.

Olivia Bagby is a teacher at Red Bank High School and an advisor for River City Robotics an organization that gives STEM opportunities to students who otherwise wouldn't have access.

"They build from the ground up, they design the robot, they program the robot, they code the robot, they do all the numatics for everything, every step is their project,” Bagby said.

Bagby said they created River City Robotics to give students opportunities that don’t necessarily have the ability to participate in a robotics program at their school.

Students from all grade levels participated in the Robo Expo. Many of them will end up competing at the local and national level.

Regardless, with a higher demand for technical related jobs, EPB and TVA say it's programs like these in schools that set students up for careers of the future.

For more information about River City Robotics visit them Facebook.

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