In tonight’s what’s working, a local high school is growing its robotic program, thanks to a nice donation. Chevron Corporation donated $5000 in tools to Williamson High School’s robotics program. In the past, the students had to borrow tools to build their robots and then give them back when their competition was over. But now, they can work on robots all year. Principal Jeffrey Tolbert says the program has opened the students’ eyes to possible careers in engineering. “It’s different than just doing math, English, or science.It’s hands on. It is something we need here to keep students interested.” Teacher Daniel Forshier says, “I am seeing that spark of interest. I’m seeing them stand up a little straighter.”
The students will compete in the city-wide competition in the next few weeks. Their goal is to make it to the state competition in Auburn in December.