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Loos & Co. Donates to School Robotics Clubs
Pomfret, CT, March 21, 2022 — Pomfret’s Loos & Company is working to inspire youngsters in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields by donating to local schools’ robotics teams.
The wire and cable manufacturer recently donated to the Ashford School and Killingly Intermediate School robotics programs.
“This donation allows us to make a difference in our community and industry,” said Director of Corporate Marketing Robert Davis. “Today’s students are proving the importance of science and technology, and we’re thrilled to lend a hand in that effort.”
The Ashford and Killingly schools will be participating in the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championships. The competition will take place in Dallas in early May.
This month the schools qualified for the championship, and are working to finalize the budget for trip expenses. Loos’s donation will help them showcase their game strategy, design and teamwork skills by covering registration costs and other team expenses.
Each school received a $500 check, just two of many given to local organizations and initiatives in the last year.
Killingly Intermediate School is hoping to send students Wesley and Avery to Dallas, while Ashford School is hoping to send students Ben and Nicholas. All are eighth-graders.
Wesley, for example, hopes to use robotics in the field of agriculture. He aims to make robotics for farming purposes.
“There are very smart kids in the area,” said Killingly Intermediate School STEM Teacher Mike Eddy. “It’s up to us, teachers and community members, to help them out.”
Eddy said the teams are very student-oriented. Students design, build and code robots with very little guidance from teachers or staff.
In Ashford School, 10 teams of students compete in the challenges.
“I think students like the creativity of robotics,” said K-4 Science Teacher and K-8 enrichment teacher Dr. Carly Imhoff. “They don’t have to follow a kit or strict instructions. They can really exercise their minds.”
Ashford School has been participating in the robotics competitions for 11 years, Imhoff said.
For the students, competitions bring unique challenges, like working together to troubleshoot a robot build or code that breaks down on the big day.
“These students have a lot to ambition and huge potential in the STEM field,” Davis said. “Loos wants to give back to public education and help out the boys and girls in our local communities.”
More information about Loos & Co.’s community commitment is available on our website.
Loos & Co., Inc. located at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, is the industry leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.