NEWS | August 02, 2018

Alum Brett Dupree '15 Secures $13K Grant for Robotics Mentorship

From LSU Engineering: 

"LSU Mechanical Engineering student Brett Dupree may only be a junior when school starts in August, but he is already setting the bar high for what a leader should be.

As co-chair of the College of Engineering’s Society of Peer Mentors Robotics Mentoring team, he recently secured a $13,000 grant from Dow Chemical to help teach robotics to high school students who could one day become LSU Engineers.

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The Robotics Mentors lead regional elementary, middle and high school teams in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC), the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and VEX robotics, helping them become more involved in various technological fields.

“The whole spirit of FIRST Robotics is ‘coopertition,’” said Dupree, a native of Baton Rouge. “It’s competition, but they want teams to work together. I want to help facilitate that.”  Read more about Brett's involvement with Robotics Mentoring at lsu.edu/eng/news/2018/07/dowgrant.php