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In the News: Giving Back to Students

School District of Menomonee Falls Newsletter

Automation Solutions made it in the latest School District of Menomonee Falls newsletter as one of the companies that partnered with the high school’s innovation center. Superintendent Dr. Greco also cited support from Milwaukee Tool, Magnetek, and Marsh Electronics.

According to the letter, the innovation center is “where students have the opportunity to learn about engineering, design and manufacturing in a world class facility.” Talented high school teachers and committed area business professionals and volunteers share their expertise to help teach students.

Automation Solutions specifically works with the high school’s robotics club: Arsenal Engineering FIRST Team 6223.

Helping Students Learn about Engineering and Business

Each year the Arsenal Team builds a robot with defined parameters.  It’s essentially as if the students are starting up a business to raise funds and create a robot for competition within a three-month time span.  With the help of their coaches and sponsors, students gain hands-on experience through this process.

This year the team’s sponsors included Automation Solutions LLC, NASA, Rockwell Automation, Marsh Electronics, and the Optimists Club. In addition, a team of nine mentors, including Automation Solutions’ President, Steve Nordness assists with the learning and growth of the team.

A quote on the Arsenal Engineering’s website explains,

“FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.”

-Dean Kamen