Nuts, bolts and some interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is all that’s needed to join the Bellebots, Saint Mary’s College’s robotics club.
Bellebots was founded last September, and the group has new goals they’d like to achieve in its second year, club president and sophomore Michelle Lester said.
“Our goals this year are to actually compete,” Lester said. “We’ve been a club for a year at this point, … and we actually want to sign up for the VEX U competition and compete as a team.”
Additionally, the group hopes to continue its outreach into the South Bend Indiana community and inspire children interested not only in robotics but also STEM fields more generally. Lester said the club’s vice president, junior Noreen Maloney, will support and assist her in this endeavor.