September 13, 2018

GarverGives grant aids local robotics club

Thanks to support from the Norman, Oklahoma, GarverGives committee, a robotics club with the Cleveland County 4-H made up of home-schooled students was enhanced by extended opportunities for critical and creative thinking.

Garver was presented recently with the Friend of Cleveland County 4-H award after providing grants totaling almost $3,000 to the Radioactive Robotics Team that the group used to help travel to competitions and events. With the funds, the club was able to take its constructed robot to tournaments in Kansas City, Missouri, and Oklahoma City, where it reached a tournament quarterfinal for the first time.

“It was an easy decision for us to get involved when these students reached out to us for support,” said Project Engineer Amanda Way, who chairs the Norman GarverGives committee. “It’s really important to us on GarverGives to provide as many opportunities as possible to keep students thinking and creating. We’re so proud to see how well they’ve done in the past few months.”

In addition to competitions, the students will take their robot to an interactive display at the Oklahoma State Fair beginning Sept. 14 in Oklahoma City.

GarverGives was established three years ago with an emphasis on supporting opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects in order to enhance the future class of engineers, such as the student members of the robotics club.

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