The Central Lakes College Robotics Club has been working with the First Robotic Cardinal team from Staples-Motley High School to build a robot for competition March 10-12 in the regional First Robotics event at Duluth. At stake is a trip to St. Louis to compete in the nationals. Since shortly after Thanksgiving the students have collaborated on this project, using the Staples campus to build their 'bot. Nathan Peterson, instructor, has been involved, along with S-M science teacher Clay Houselog. CLC students have also helped robotics clubs at Brainerd High School and Wadena-Deer Creek High School. The S-M team includes 18 students in grades 9-12, several of them coming from other countries in exchange programs. CLC club members working with the S-MHS students: Khamla Saengsouriya (a native of Laos), Mike Kasat, Nic Anderson, Tyler Acheson, Matt Kertzman, Mark Dahmes, Mandi Drevlow, and Cody Edwards. The students held an unveiling of the robot for sponsors, administrators, and the media at the Staples campus Feb. 10.