Seven Equal Footing Foundation Computer Clubhouse Botball teams competed in the 2011 Greater DC Botball Regional Tournament on Saturday, April 9, in Fairfax, Va. Thirty-eight teams participated from Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C, and Pennsylvania. Congratulations to the Willston Clubhouse for earning the Most Promising Design Judges' Choice Certificate.
|Equal Footing Foundation Mott Computer Clubhouse students with Altyn Clark of TSI at the Botball tournament on Saturday.|
NVTC member company Transformation Systems, Inc. (TSI) supported the Clubhouse students during the Botball tournament, encouraging them to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) now and throughout their lives. TSI Chief Solutions Officer Altyn Clark volunteered to spend the day as judge. He explained, "If these kids think today is packed with fun and fascination, I hope they will pursue equally enjoyable and challenging careers and avocations along the same lines."
TSI made a $2,500 donation to the KISS Institute of Practical Robotics to support one of the Equal Footing Clubhouses in next year’s Botball Tournament. "We work very hard with our clients devising simple solutions to complex problems, so we know what kind of serious impact the skills and confidence these children are developing will have in their futures, and in the future of our country," said Marta Wilson, CEO of TSI, who also attended the tournament to cheer on the students.