Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s ‘Ursa Major’ Robotics Club to host 50 groups at VEX Robotics meet

NORTHWOOD — Seven years in the past, in direct response to rising curiosity in robotics by college students and oldsters from the college’s sending communities, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy began its first official highschool Robotics Club. CBNA school member Scott Goelzer was assigned the duty of creating a program, selecting a contest platform, and accumulating the elements crucial to construct the robots.

Goelzer first sought recommendation from mates and mentors throughout the tutorial and science neighborhood, together with then-Pembroke Academy science instructor David Kelly. Kelly, who handed away in 2022, was broadly often called the “grandfather of robotics” in New Hampshire. A devoted instructor of greater than 30 years, and a passionate advocate of the worth of robotics as an academic device, Kelly was the founding father of Robotics Maker Area, LLC in 2018, the recipient of the FIRST Robotics Competitors Woodie Flowers Award in 2009, and the VEX Robotics World Championship Trainer of the Yr Award in 2013. He advisable that Goelzer select the VEX Robotics platform for its student-focused strategy and affordability.

In that first 12 months, there have been seven children on CBNA’s single group, all engaged on the identical robotic. Immediately, CBNA’s membership, now often called Ursa Main, or Large Bear after the college’s bear mascot, has grown to a formidable seven groups that compete in the highschool degree VEX Robotics VRC tournaments, every with two to 3 college students engaged on a group robotic.

VEX Robotics markets itself as, “educational robotics for everyone” the place “VEX solutions span all levels of both formal and informal education with accessible, scalable, and affordable solutions.” The VEX platform encourages drawback fixing, creativity, management, and teamwork and strives to create alternatives for college kids to develop important and computational considering abilities, perseverance, studying from failure, and a greater understanding of future employment alternatives throughout world markets. Because the VEX web site says, “Educational Robotics Opens Minds.”

The Coe-Brown Ursa Main groups now have two school advisors, Scott Goelzer and his spouse and fellow CBNA faculty-member Joanne Goelzer, and two alumni coaches, Cordelia “Cordi” Norris from the CBNA Class of 2020, and Nicholas “Nick” Burleigh from the CBNA Class of 2017. Each Norris and Burleigh have been there when the CBNA program first began, and each say that robotics has influenced their schooling and careers.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will host the membership’s third ever in-person VEX robotics event this 12 months, an occasion the place, as Goelzer places it, “Students validate their efforts and connect with students of similar STEM interests from around the state.” The event will happen at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, within the Gerrish Gymnasium, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Please go to 2022 Coe-Brown Academy New Yr Event : Robotic Occasions for an entire schedule. The event will function greater than 49 groups from 15 faculties hailing from three states. The occasion is free and open to the general public, and spectators are welcome to return and luxuriate in half or the entire day.

Goelzer notes, “The competition robotics lab has become a ‘school home’ for many of the participants at Coe-Brown and the tournament simply wouldn’t happen without the help of fellow CBNA faculty members Greg Samuel who coordinates our many volunteers, Tiffany Thompson who organizes concessions and refreshments for guests and participants alike, and Jill Forward who manages the fundraising raffle. They have done a tremendous amount of work to support this effort.”  CBNA’s robotics program is actively searching for monetary assist for his or her membership. Enthusiastic about turning into a sponsor of CBNA’s Ursa Main groups? Please contact Scott Goelzer at or name 603-942-5531.

Hampton Faculty District proposes $26.8 million finances, encourages residents to attend deliberative session

HAMPTON — Superintendent Dr. Lois Costa want to share details about the proposed working finances for the Hampton Faculty District for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Yr.

A deliberative session is being held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. within the Hampton Academy Auditorium, 29 Academy Ave, relating to the proposed finances and different district warrant articles.

The session will present residents the chance to be taught extra in regards to the warrant articles, ask questions, debate and suggest potential amendments. It’ll even be broadcast dwell on the district’s YouTube Channel. To go to the channel, click on right here.

The proposed finances for the fiscal 12 months 2023-2024 finances is 26,809,604, which quantities to a 1.05% improve from the default finances. Ought to voters not approve this finances, the default finances is24,541,165, which is the same as the present 12 months’s finances, with changes required by earlier actions of the district or legislation.

Moreover, the proposed finances would lead to a rise of 0.30 per1,000 of assessed property worth on city property tax payments.

Throughout the deliberative session, residents additionally will find out about warrant article two. Warrant article two asks residents to allocate $300,000 to proceed long-term upkeep, restore and modernization work on the Marston and Centre Colleges. The district proposes annual allocations to protect the buildings to in the end defend taxpayer funding within the properties, and improve funds for the 2023-2024 12 months which might cowl enhancements to assist compliance with the People with Disabilities Act district-wide, in addition to phased LED lighting upgrades and roof repairs.

Warrant article three pertains to fund steadiness retentions and asks residents to undertake the revisions to RSA 198:4-b, II, which permits the district to retain as much as 5% of the District’s internet evaluation in any 12 months. This requires no new taxes to the voters/residents of Hampton.

Warrant article 4 asks residents to allocate $57,503 to assist little one profit providers for college kids who reside in Hampton and attend Sacred Coronary heart Faculty.

Warrant article 5 is a citizen’s petition that requires funds to not be dispersed or redistributed to any non-public, constitution, or non secular college or establishment.

Voting on the warrant articles will happen on Tuesday, March 14 from 7 a.m. to eight p.m. on the Winnecunnet Excessive Faculty Eating Corridor, 1 Alumni Drive.

Extra data will be discovered right here.

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