The Aiken County Robotics Team “M’Aiken Magic” was recently revived after receiving $10,000 in donations from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. The team comprises local middle school and high school students who work in groups to build robots capable of completing specified tasks. Competing in regional, state and world competitions, the students gain valuable experience as well as exposure to scientific and engineering concepts.
Last year, despite winning a world championship, the team lost almost half of its funding and multiple sponsors. SRNS President Dwayne Wilson explained that the donation, in addition to supporting local students, is an investment in the next generation of engineers, technicians and scientists.