|Mini Math Meet|
McKinley High School hosts an annual Mini Math Competition for our feeder middle school students to compete in. Members on our current team were inspired to join during Mini Math demonstrations in the past and hopefully a number of current competitors will be inspired to join in the future as well.
|Hawaii FLL Tournament|
McKinley High School was once again ground zero for the ever expanding Hawaii FIRST Lego League Competition. While scores were being tallied for the young competitors, we were able to dazzle hundreds of elementary and middle school kids with our 2008 Overdrive robot along with Punahou 2090 and Moanalua 2348.
Teams from the around the island gathered in McKinley High School's M.M.Scott Auditorium to begin the 2009 season of FIRST. At approximately 5 am, teams anxiously waited as the broadcast streamed from New Hampshire as the new FRC game was announced. After the game was released, teams then picked up their kits of parts to begin their six week building season.
|We were invited to do a demonstration for the Board of PREL (Pacific Resources for Education and Learning) at the Hale Koa Hotel. For about 25 minutes, we showcased our driving skills with various robots from VEX and FRC. The main purpose of this event was to show the importance of integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields into the school curriculum.|
|Tiger Showcase Night|
|The Tiger Showcase Night is an event held at our school for middle school students planning to attend McKinley High School. We took this opportunity to some early recruitment and demonstrate our different robots to attract students into our program and into the field of engineering.|
|ROC State Capitol|
|We were invited to the State Capitol by the Robotics Organization Committee along with other schools from around the state. There were many different kinds of robotics competitions represented such as VEX, FRC, Underwater ROV, Micro Robotics. We brought our FIRST robot to demonstrate those who were interested and answered questions from interested spectator.|
|During the summer, we were invited to the Children's Discovery Center to demonstrate our robots for the children there. We brought our FIRST and VEX robots with the field and game elements. The children were allowed to operate the VEX robots and perform tasks that the robots were designed for. We also answered all the questions that were asked by the audience.|