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Robot-building a way of life for these MCC early college students

Competing in robotics is just a way of life for Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students Valerie Titalangha and Marco Cano. They enjoy it so much that they fit it into hectic schedules that include taking courses in the Early College Program. “For me, it’s a tradition,” said Titalangha, 16, a junior at Ruskin High …

MCC Early College students among robot builders at this week’s FIRST Robotics contest

Jordan Fountain and Timothy Collins

“A bunch of nerds in a room doing their thing.” That’s Jordan Fountain’s description for his robotics team, First Bots of Independence 1723. But the hundreds of spectators visiting the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus this week likely would describe the group as really cool. Fountain and Timothy Collins, a member of the “Hermes” …

Meet Robert Dumler, MCC-Business & Technology’s own Mr. Roboto

The volunteers for Kansas City For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (KC FIRST) often say there is no exit strategy for leaving the organization. Robert Dumler clearly has embraced that philosophy. Dumler’s volunteer work with KC FIRST began as a coach 10 years ago. In the decade since, he has been a coach, …