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The IEProgram's Robotics Team

The Independent Education Program is excited to be piloting their first ever engineering program. Structured around the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, students will be part of a team representing the IEProgam as the learn about engineering, technology, and design.

The team will be directed by Russ Whatcott, a former Head Engineer at Purple Mattress. He will be assisted by Devin Whetten, an IEProgram alumni and FIRST competitor.

The team will learn robotics, engineering, and design in preparation for the FIRST Tech Challenge, where they will compete. This program is built on the educational values the IEProgram is founded on. Students will participate in active learning and have a chance to test their learned skills in a real world environment.

Although the program is being piloted by a small team, the hope is that the program will grow into a full offering from the IEProgram.

The team will meet on Tuesdays from 1-4pm in Highland, UT. 

Sponsor our Robotics Team!

We'd love to have you help sponsor our team!  Running a Robotics team is expensive, but the skills and values taught in FIRST programs are invaluable.  To reduce prohibitive costs to students, we find sponsors to help pay for the tools, supplies and competitions that make this program what it is. You can contribute any amount by filling out this form:

Sponsorships can also be sent through venmo @wasatchdebate or by check.  Checks can be made out to the Independent Education Program and given to any member of the robotics team or mailed to 1791 London Plane Road, Holladay, UT 84124.

Other Benefits of Sponsorship:

  • thank you letter at the end of the year with a $100+ donation

  • your company sticker on our robot with a $250+ donation

  • your logo on our team t-shirt with a $300+ donation 

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