The Four Winds High School robotics team, which recently competed in the Bison BEST engineering competition hosted by North Dakota State University, has won a grant in order to purchase 18 laptop computers for the department.

The Four Winds High School robotics team, which recently competed in the Bison BEST engineering competition hosted by North Dakota State University, has won a grant in order to purchase 18 laptop computers for the department.

Brenda Zinke, who teaches science at Four Winds, says that the funds are a big benefit to her students.

“(They) will use the devices to improve STEM skills in working with  the Robotics course,” Zinke said in a press release.

The release also states that “34 schools across North Dakota received Classroom Build Grants from the North Dakota Educational Technology Council totaling $178,290.00.”

The new equipment can only help next year's robotics team learn engineering concepts while stepping up their game in the annual Bison BEST competition. This year the team won an award for its unique agricultural robot concept.