KC STEM Alliance, the local FIRST Robotics partner, is gearing up for the Greater Kansas City Regional, February 27th to March 1st. U.S. Engineering President Tim Moormeier recently visited the KC Engineering Zone (KCEZ) to see how Kansas City students are preparing for regionals.
U.S. Engineering has a long-standing relationship with the KC Stem Alliance, volunteering for various events, sponsoring several local robotics teams and being one of five major founding partners of the KCEZ in 2015. Moormeier served on the executive team that helped create the KCEZ, and recruited construction team members who donated their services alongside U.S. Engineering.
For almost 5 years, the 4,200-sf workspace has provided an opportunity for Kansas City’s urban students to acquire real-world STEM knowledge and skills in an environment where science and technology are celebrated. Local FIRST Robotics teams from Lincoln Academy, Paseo and Cristo Rey High Schools (pictured) use the KCEZ for build space. Not only did local groups donate funds, but many partners donated equipment (totaling over $300,000) and personal time to mentor students. Our own U.S. Engineering Metalworks team members regularly make parts for robots, including some pictured in this article.
To learn more about the KC Engineering Zone, click here. Good luck to all of the FIRST Robotics teams competing in regionals!