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PR-B Community Education offers robotics classes

Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register online at prbschools.revtrak.net or call 218-587-2080.

• Eureka Engineering for Grades 3-5: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, Aug. 13-16, Pine River-Backus School. Enter through Door 33. Fee: $70 (possible scholarships available).

Eureka introduces students to the core skills of robotics and other STEM areas through engaging and hands-on learning opportunities. Student groups will work with Lego Mindstorm kits, which will include both programming and mechanical components.

The small groups will be mentored by experienced and passionate students from both high school and collegiate level robotics teams. For those interested in getting involved in FIRST Robotics, Eureka serves as a transition into FIRST Lego League team.

• Tech Trek for grades 6-8: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, August 13-16, Pine River-Backus School. Enter through Door 33. Fee: $70 (possible scholarships available).

Tech Trek provides students with opportunities to create and apply knowledge of STEM topics in a group setting. Students will work with Tetrix kits, which integrate electrical, programming and mechanical concepts. Enthusiastic members from high school-level and collegiate-level robotics teams will guide students as they navigate through engineering challenges.

Tech Trek builds a concrete foundation of robotics concepts, which will especially benefit those looking into joining a FIRST Tech Challenge team.