DeGeest Steel Works, Co. invited the newly formed Tea Area FIRST LEGO League over to see robotics, automation, and manufacturing in action in celebration of National Manufacturing Day!
25 students, along with parents and coaches, toured our facility to connect how the activities they are working on for the FIRST LEGO League challenge can relate to the manufacturing industry.
Across the country, manufacturers small and large hosted students of all ages in their facilities in celebration of National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day), showcasing a vibrant and growing industry that is vital to our economy and highlight how modern manufacturers are solving tomorrow’s challenges today!
On the tour, students from 3rd grade to 7th grade had a chance to program and run a LestaUSA self-learning finishing robot! A good precursor to their upcoming CITY SHAPER season challenge of building, testing, and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
DeGeest Steel Works feels strongly about being an active member in our community and advocating for our industry by partnering with events like MFG Day and clubs like FIRST LEGO League to help young people chose rewarding careers in manufacturing and develop the skills they need to succeed.
“By sponsoring the Tea Area FIRST LEGO League we expose kids to real world applications of what they are learning,” said Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest Steel Works, Co. and LestaUSA.
With challenges that promote innovation and problem solving by first asking “What if you could build a better world?”, FIRST LEGO League is the right fit with the core value of DeGeest Steel Works, Co.
“We believe manufacturing is a very rewarding career option for those that like to build and solve complex problems,” adds Derek DeGeest.
“Anytime we have the opportunity to promote our industry to the next generation to join The Stronger Standard, we want to help!”