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Legislation #: 180290 Introduction Date: 4/19/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BARNES JR., MCMANUS, LUCAS, WAGNER, JAMES, JR., REED, TAYLOR, FOWLER, LOAR, SHIELDS, CANADY AND JUSTUS
Title: Congratulating the Alpha Omega Racerz, GigaMinds, Jr. BannekerBots and Jr. Bobcatcians for their award-winning performances at the 44th Annual National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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4/17/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/19/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180290

Congratulating the Alpha Omega Racerz, GigaMinds, Jr. BannekerBots and Jr. Bobcatcians for their award-winning performances at the 44th Annual National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

WHEREAS, on April 25th and April 28th, these four teams will be representing Kansas City in the FIRST Robotics World Festival and the National STEM League Racing Finals in Detroit, Michigan and Albany, New York; and

 

WHEREAS, the Gigaminds won both the Champions Award and Strategy & Innovation Award which earns them an invitation to compete for the FIRST Lego League Hydro Challenge Championship; and

 

WHEREAS, the Alpha Omega Racerz won the Community Outreach Award and earned an invitation to the National Race Engineering Championship; and
WHEREAS, the Jr. BannekerBots and Jr. Bobcaticians from Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology earned an invitation to the World Festival; and

 

WHEREAS, all of the teams are upholding the NSBE mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community; and

 

WHEREAS, the aSTEAM Village mission to inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Aerospace, Architecture,  and Math (STEaM), through community-based project learning and innovative programs.  These championship teams have come together as advocates and living proof of the impact of 21st Century Project-Based Learning; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:


    That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Alpha Omega Racerz, GigaMinds, Jr. BannekerBots and Jr. Bobcatcians for their award-winning performances at the 44th Annual National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to William Wells and Chester Thompson team members from Alpha Omega Racerz, GigaMinds, Jr. BannekerBots and Jr. Bobcatcians with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the dedication being given to the youth of our community for opening up pathways for education, career and entrepreneurial endeavors.


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