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College, local robotics club partner to form Great Plains Robotics Club

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Great Plains College and the Swift Current Robotics Club announced Jan. 9 a new partnership and the creation of the Great Plains Robotics Club.


The agreement will see the college provide the robotics club, free of charge, with space for meetings, storage, construction and testing of new robots and related equipment at Swift Current Campus. The college, in turn, will be recognized as a Visionary Partner by the robotics club for the duration of the agreement.

In addition to providing a home for the robotics club, the agreement aims to foster and develop a strong interest in the sciences.

“As mentors and students, we are enthusiastic and grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Great Plains College and become the Great Plains Robotics Club,” said club representative Brent Neudorf. “We think there is an exciting future ahead in challenging students to an early exploration of engineering and science through the first robotics program and developing partnership with the college.”

The initial agreement runs for one year, with the option for mutual renewal at the end of that year and every second year from that point on.

“In the spirit of education and support for our local communities, this agreement will enable the youth of Swift Current and surrounding area to further their interest in engineering, science and technology, in a safe and supervised environment,” said Great Plains College director of development Marc Butikofer.

 

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