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SDRA in the News

June 21, 2011 Argus Leader Pics of the Week

June 11, 2011 Argus Leader Life Article - "Young minds explore passion for technology in summer camp" (article no longer available online)
"Legos, technology and a little creativity combine for a cool weekend class or summer camp for computer-savvy kids. The classes and camps are put on by the South Dakota Robotics Association to train kids for the First Lego League - a program for 9- to 14-year-olds to help get them excited about science..."

Keloland Web Extra: Learning by Experimentation
"SIOUX FALLS, SD - An Augustana College Gilbert Science Center classroom is in session this Saturday, but professor of computer science Dan Swets and his wife Robyn are not teaching college students.
Instead, the South Dakota Robotics Association (SDRA), established in the summer of 2010 and led by the Swets, helps children as young as five to appreciate science..."


December 9, 2011 Augustana College Professor Killed in Plane Crash
"Augustana officials have learned that Dr. Daniel Swets, associate professor of computer science, and Kevin Anderson, Augustana class of 1987 and a staff member of the Sioux Falls School District, were among four people killed in a plane crash earlier today near the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. It is believed Dr. Swets was on his way to a robotics meeting..."

February 24, 2012 LEGO League a Labor of Love
"Every year, organizing the FIRST LEGO League event has been a labor of love for Robyn Swets and Cindy Anderson..."

February 25, 2012 Robotics Teams Preserveres, Wins Title
"The sudden loss of three key leaders in a plane crash isn't stopping the FIRST LEGO League championship from becoming the largest competition held in South Dakota..."