Representatives of a wide spectrum of energy policy interests are gathering in St. Louis this week. They'll be attending the eighth annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference. The conference is being organized by the non-profit Midwest Energy Initiative.
The international FIRST Robotics competition kicked-off today in Pekin. Students in FIRST Robotics build and operate robots from identical boxes of parts with the goal of the robots competing in like tasks against other teams. The Central Illinois regional events includes forty teams from six midwestern states. Tessa Boots is on the high school robots team in O’Fallon, Illinois. She says you don’t have to be fluent in engineering to compete: