Ashley Cimone Peevy-Daily of Gemini, Inc. hands their donation to the High Desert Grange Lego Robotics Club members Ziva Gygax, Ian Gygax, Sheila Miller, Cameron Wilson, Kody Wilson, Tomahawk Elson, Keagan Coday, Camden Coday, Kayden Coday and Kyle Coday.
High Desert Grange would like to thank Gemini, Inc. for their very generous June 9 donation to the continuing success of the Lego Robotics Club.
“My company is all about community wellness and growing people. Growing people starts with the kids of the community,” said Ashley Cimone Peevy-Daily of Gemini, Inc.
As the Flat Cut-out Metals Lead for the Gemini facility in Fallon and a member of their contributions committee, Peevy-Daily is responsible for seeking out opportunities for Gemini donations. This year she posted on social media looking for ideas from the community on where Gemini’s contributions could be utilized. High Desert Grange replied.
Having donated to other robotics programs near their other sites in the U.S., the High Desert Grange Lego Robotics Club was a highly rated choice. Peevy-Daily loves the fact that Grange kids are involved in the club. Additionally, High Desert Grange is involved in free outreach programs to the Fallon Youth Club and Logos Christian Academy.
Lego robotics may seem like simply a fun activity for youth. In reality, skills taught in the High Desert Grange Lego Robotics Club lay the groundwork for more complex concepts as students age and eventually choose a career.
According to techtarget.com, “Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture and operation of robots. The objective of the robotics field is to create intelligent machines that can assist humans in a variety of ways.”
It is an industry with a current need for people with skills and knowledge in every aspect of robotics. It has a wide-open future, especially considering AI (artificial intelligence) uses robotics in every aspect of the AI world.
Gemini’s donation has allowed the High Desert Grange club to purchase new Spike Lego kits and seven touch screen laptops. Five specifically designed carrying cases made to hold four laptops per case were designed and donated by Gemini’s sister company Gemstar.
The National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (the Grange) is one of the oldest organizations in America. Its focus is on family, community, agriculture, and beyond. The Mission of the Grange is to provide opportunities for individuals and families of all ages to develop to their highest potential in order to build stronger communities and states, as well as a stronger nation. It does this through Fellowship, Service and Legislation in chapters throughout the United States.
The Grange offers its members the opportunity to meet with and get to know their neighbors in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. It provides a place where children, youth, and adults can grow, develop their talents and social skills, and learn leadership techniques.
The Grange family provides its members with the opportunity to discover and solve community needs, give assistance to individuals in crisis, and network on a continual basis.
The Grange supports a grassroots approach to state and federal legislative change by giving its members a voice in state and federal government forums.
For information on the High Desert Grange Lego Robotics Club or additional information about this Grange chapter, visit their website at http://www.grange.org/highdesertnv22/ or call Gloria Montero at 775- 427-8210.