This year, LG Energy Solution Michigan sponsored two middle school FIRST Robotics teams at Black River Public Schools. These two teams recently competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a competition where, “students learn to think like engineers.”
One of our team members, Elmin, has a child on the FIRST Robotics team and was kind enough to share his personal experience with the program. “It’s amazing to see a great company like LG Energy Solution supporting one of the best schools in our area,” Elmin said, ”As a parent, I really appreciate LG Energy Solution’s sponsorship of my son’s FIRST Robotics Team. I see how the program is improving my son’s technical and analytical skills which will be very important as he thinks about his future career. It’s striking to me how similar the FIRST Robotics program is to my team at LG Energy Solution—we’re always learning and advancing our technical skills! I can’t wait to see how the students perform with their robots this season and I wish them all the best of luck!”
The FIRST Robotics program gives students mechanical, electrical, computing and team-building skills to prepare them for future careers in STEM fields. The students work together to build robots that complete a series of challenges at competitions throughout the year.
“We are always told that the science and math that we learn at school will become useful for us in the future, and FIRST robotics is an excellent example of this. In our lab, we work with measurements, proportions, limitations and many obstacles. We have to use the basic laws of physics and math to create a functioning robot able to perform specific tasks. Along with keeping a gracious and professional work environment, we also acquire complex problem solving skills,” said Omar, Elmin’s son.
“I would like to thank LG Energy Solution for sponsoring our Black River Robotics team. Having LG Energy Solution as a sponsor motivates our team members to create more advanced robots. We’re excited to progress through another year with more innovative solutions.”