Source: Mercy High School
Author: Mercy High School
Mercy High School and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mercy ROBOTICS TEAM, The Riveters on Friday, December 16, 2016. We celebrated the new dedicated space at Mercy which will house equipment and materials to support Robotics. This new advanced space will make Robotics more feasible for Mercy students to participate and compete in the coming years as well as help contribute to STEM type activities at the school.
Welcome and Prayer Dr. Cheryl Kreger ’66 EdD, Mercy High School President
Comments from Farmington Mary Martin, Executive Director
Area Chamber of Commerce Marcia Rodeheffer, Director of Membership Development
Mercy Robotics Colleen Rozman, Associate Principal Academic Affairs
Student Tour of Facility Anika Jane Beamer, Student Project Lead
Ribbon Cutting Mercy High School Students and Robot; Ribbon held by Ray Okonski and Administrators
Closing Remarks Carolyn Witte, Principal
About MERCY ROBOTICS TEAM, The Riveters:
Our mission is to inspire in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students at Mercy High School. Through FIRST Robotics we encourage young women to choose STEM career paths. We promote learning through a mentor supported and student led effort to design, build, program a robot, and manage a competitive team. Visit http://1481robotics.wixsite.com/the-riveters for more information about Robotics Team.
Mercy High School is the largest all female high school in Michigan to house their own FIRST Robotics team. Team 1481 known as The Riveters is only in their third year of competition, but finished 59 out of 411 teams in the State of Michigan last year and is the current defending State Champion in Imagery for our iconic representation of Rosie the Riveter. Our results on the field qualified the team for the World Championship of Robotics in St. Louis last spring. The team is dedicated to inspiring women to pursue careers in STEM related fields and the business of technology. We currently have 45 students and 20 mentors on the team.