Shane Pearson is an 8th grader at Milton Middle School. He participated in FLL for 3 years as a member of the Culloden Lego Cats. The team was Grand Champions at Marshall University 2 years in a row. He has also participated at the State level for 3 years.
Shane hopes to join a high school team in the future but currently is acting a s a Jr. Mentor. His areas of interest are programming and building robots and attachments. Thank you Shane for joining our ranks as Mentor for our Eaglesnest Robotics Teams in 2011.
Tammy Pearson was the coach of the Culloden LEGO Cats for 3 years. The team was Grand Champions at Marshall University 2 years in a row. They also participated at the State level for 3 years. Tammy’s LEGO CATS has aged out at this point but she continues to be supportive of the FLL process. She will act as a mentor and educator to any team who is established or is starting. We are happy to have her as one of our Mentors at Eaglesnest Robotics.
Masters in Mathematics
Linda has been working with LEGO® materials since 1973 when her children were youngsters. She saw the value that using LEGO® education materials made in her children's daily activities, such as problem solving, constructive imagination, teamwork, math, and science.
When her youngest was at Davis Creek Elementary, she started doing math projects using LEGO® materials in the fifth grade. She began a career as a LEGO® consultant in the spring of 2000 with the Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute (RTI), taking LEGO® materials to ten or more schools each semester and engaging the students in hands on activities. These activities are designed to allow the children to formulate a hypothesis and then test it with the robot which they build. They work together in teams to collaborate on projects such as city planning and building. She does public service by bring LEGO® actives to such groups as Success by 6 of the United Way and Engineering Career Day . She conducts summer camps for local libraries, 4-H groups, the community college and RTI. She also mentors Robotics teams and organizes an event for the international FIRST® LEGO® League competition for youth age 9 to 14 each year beginning in September.
Mrs. Hamilton has taught mathematics at Marshall University since 1986.
She is married to Dr. John Drost, a Marshall University mathematics professor and has 3 grown children.
Her URL is Address: LEGO® City at Nick J Rahall, II Transportation Institute