DARC News This Week

Week of September 7-11

This is a weekly newsletter documenting the progress of DARC Robotics through the 2015 BEST season.

Congratulations to our new Officers!

CEO- Claire Crane

HOBO- Julia Herda

HOE- Brady Dial

HOM- Camille Elmore

Webmaster- Beth Stauddy

MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

TUESDAY, SEPT 15 6:30 ENGINEERING ONLY

THURSDAY, SEPT 17 6:30 EGG DROP!

Pre-Kick Off

EGG DROP!

The infamous 13th Annual DARC Egg Drop will ber NEXT Thursday, September 17th at 6:30. Teams are chosen at random.

Tennessee Valley BEST Kick-Off

Kick-Off is at Calhoun Community College Gym (time TBD). DARC traditionally provides breakfast for the hub. As a DARC member, you are responsible for bringing a breakfast item. This will be discussed at meeting this week and next.

PLEASE FILL OUT AN APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU ARE AN OLD MEMBER

Time clock numbers have been changed- make sure you're getting credit for your work at the shop!!

Meeting Notes

WELCOME THE NEW ASSISTANT ROBOTICS COACH!

Kent Sanders is our new Assistant Robotics Coach! Kent is a 5th grade teacher at Leon Sheffield Magnet School and is Leon Sheffield's Robotics Coach.

BEST 2015 Game Teaser

2015 BEST Game Teaser

DARC Symbiosis Video (Tennessee Valley BEST Competition)

This short video was filmed, produced, and edited by DARC alumnus Lily Elmore. She is a sophomore at Montevallo and attended the Tennessee Valley BEST Competition to support her former teammates. Thanks, Lily- we love it!
DARC Symbiosis 2014

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ROBOTICS CLUBS

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Our elementary schools' robotics clubs need your help! If you have experience with Lego EV3 building and programming and would like volunteer hours (VERY important for members of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, etc.), please contact Mrs. Haddock. Several are preparing for competition and have requested help.
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DARC at TVB Competition 2014

DARC's Alumni Legacy Photo

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Meet Dwight and Josh Miller! Dwight (left) is a junior at UAH with an industrial engineering major. Dwight joined DARC as a sophomore at Austin High School after three years in Tom Irwin's engineering program at Brookhaven Middle School. His younger brother, Josh (right) , is a sophomore at Austin High and a current member of DARC. In addition to taking engineering classes at Brookhaven, Josh was also on the Middle School Robotics team, DMR, during his years at Brookhaven.

Dwight still supports the team at competition and has been a team mentor!

Tennessee Valley BEST Competition 2014

DARC competed on October 18th at the Tennessee Valley BEST Robotics competition at Calhoun Community College. The team won the following awards:

1st Place Web Design, 1st Place Marketing Presentation, 1st Place Booth Construction and Interviews, 2nd Place t-shirt design, 2nd Place Spirit and Sportsmanship, 3rd Place Engineering Notebook.

The team placed second overall behind Lindsey Lane Christian Academy.

DARC wants to especially thank alumni Sarah Grace Mitchell, Daniel Brackin, and Rian Silvestri for taking time out of their fall break at Auburn to coach the team before competition!!

Tennessee Valley BEST Competition

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 9pm

6250 U.S. 31

Tanner, AL

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South's BEST Robotics Competition

Sunday, Dec. 6th, 8am

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States

Auburn, AL

NOTE: This is a Sunday-Monday event...

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