Pearland Independent School District is charging ahead with its new Pearadox Robotics Club thanks to assistance from United Safety and other sources.
On Dec. 4, United Safety — a safety solution provider for oil and gas industries worldwide — presented a trailer and a $5,000 donation to the robotics club, giving students additional resources to grow the club and prepare for competitions.
After a check presentation to district officials, company chief executive officer Lee Whittaker visited with robotics students and watched a demonstration of their robot.
Founded in the 2014-15 school year, the Pearadox Robotics Club comprises students from Dawson, Pearland and Turner College and Career high schools. The club’s vision is “to learn, to question and to learn to question.”
Students are led by NASA representatives/mentors Andrew Hartnett and Laura Hood and TCCHS faculty sponsor Kirstin Smith.
So far, the club has received more than $37,000 in grants and sponsorships, including a $6,000 NASA Program Growth Grant, which will cover students’ entry into the Lone Star Regional Competition.