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On Fire for a Cure

Photo by Mike Nice

This pink fire truck is the Berea Fire Department On Fire For a Cure reserve vehicle that is still capabable of fighting fires. It’s painted bright pink as a way to give back to the community for support in helping to fight cancer. The Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held over the weekend at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, and the “On Fire For a Cure” crew was there to help.

FIRST Tech Teams Challenge

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

As part of Imagine Upstate, the Red and Blue FIRST Tech Teams faced off their self-built robots in a challenge of many tasks. There is teamwork and strategy involved – objects must be collected and organized. Other objects must be placed in containers. Another challenge is to climb the mountain and rescue stranded ‘climbers’.

The most agile robots can even do 'pull-ups' on the bars at the top.

The most agile robots can even do ‘pull-ups’ on the bars at the top.

A robot at work organizing blocks

A robot at work organizing blocks

Extreme Science

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

As part of the Imagine Upstate festival which featured STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), there was demonstration by the Roper Mountain Science center which featured chemical reactions. This explosion in a trash can sent many balls skyward along with the smoke.