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GHS teacher reaches out to other school divisions to promote robotics

Gloucester High School technology teacher Rusty West and his students want to share their robotics knowledge, skills and success with teachers and students at other schools.

"We’re interested in reaching out to them and saying we’ll come help. We’ll help to train teachers and work with them and their students, and they can come practice with us," said West. He wants to help bring robotics to schools, both public and private, to show the educational benefits of building and programming robots.

West and his students are proven qualified instructors in the field. West has helped GHS produce VEX Robotics competition teams that have, for the past three years, advanced to the VEX World Championship.

During the last school year, West also introduced his students to the Sea Perch program. Through a grant, he was able to purchase the kits that students use to build remotely operated underwater vehicles. His students only had about a week and a half to work on their und...

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