“The primary reason I went to college was the infulence of team MARS, specifically (coaches) Earl Scime and Phil Tucker.”
-Greg L., MARS alumnus and mentor
Purpose: Using the field of robotics as a platform it is the mission of MARS to develop and promote increased participation in post-secondary education in WV high school students. We do this through community outreach and development of technical programs designed to instill superior practical life skills.
Method: Our West Virginia Plan focuses on four areas to expand FIRST robotics across the state of West Virginia:
3. Overcoming Barriers
4. Community Outreach
Not-So-Fun Fact: Only 16% of high school freshmen in WV will go on to complete any form of post-secondary education- a fact that MARS hopes to improve.