The Buchanan Bird Brains are on a mission to turn the Central Valley into the country’s next leading technology hub — and they’re asking the community to help by attending the inaugural CURIE Carnival.
Buchanan High School’s world champion robotics team has launched Project CURIE (Clovis Unified Robotics Initiative for Engineering) to fund robotics programs at each of Clovis Unified’s five high schools. The team’s goal is to raise $500,000 over five years to ensure that every high school in the district has the opportunity to create, run and maintain a robotics program with proper infrastructure, funding and tools.
“The whole Central Valley is a very agricultural based society, economy and culture. But what we want to do is make the Central Valley the next technology hub — the new Silicon Valley,” said team spokesman Gary Giannoni said. “But we need to start young, with the children here.”
Project CURIE will host a carnival-themed open house for the public to find out what the program is all about -- and to raise funds for the cause. The event, featuring food, entertainment and robot demonstrations, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Clovis Veterans Memorial District’s Liberty Ballroom, 808 4th St.