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Arlington Heights Robotics Club Featured in Local Media

Students from the Arlington Heights Elementary SeaPerch Underwater Robotics club visited WTIU studios last week to film a spot for the Friday Zone. The Friday Zone episode is slated to air at 4:30 p.m. April 10 on WTIU in Bloomington. You can view the entire episode via YouTube below. The group will be competing at the Regional SeaPerch competition on March 7 at North Daviess. A story about the club also appears in the February 23, 2015 issue of the Bloomington Herald Times. The Arlington Heights afterschool club is facilitated by Mr. Brett Rice, a parent volunteer and employee at Crane. The program engages 25 students in a regular afterschool program where students learn to construct, program, and control small underwater robots.  Learning these basic engineering skills in elementary school engages students in a way unlike most other programs. Students use math, learn principles of small motors, learn to solder, and work as a team in this program. Ultimately, the program aims to inspire students to pursue future education and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.