The Putnam Area Robotics Team (P.A.R.T.s) welcomes high school students across Putnam County, WV to collaboratively engineer and program a robot to compete with thousands of teams across the globe. We seek to create a culture that celebrates innovation, creativity, and inclusion, and helps West Virginia's young people develop the expertise to determine their own future. We are a member of the FIRST robotics league. Learn more at parts3492.org.
The PARTs 3492 Chairman’s group (PARTs 3492 LEADS) is committed to advancing technology across our community. In addition to educating our educators in our conservation-based STEM workshops and inspire new FLL Jr. teams, our outreach includes:
Working with our partners to advance technology-based careers in our home state so our students can share their skills, drive, and work ethic to make a difference right here in the heart of Appalachia
Creating and mentoring a non-compete Jr. FLL team in a school in crisis, working with 27 socioeconomically disadvantaged students
Assisting two teams at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind, including learning American Sign Language to communicate more effectively
Creating STEM Day at the WV State Capitol, hosted during the legislative session, to celebrate the importance of STEM education as an important addition into the school curriculum
Supporting technology-based events, such as the West Virginia Makes Festival