This Year’s Outreach (2015-2016)
STEM/Robotics Learning Experience with Girl Scouts
Towards the end of the 2016 FRC build season we hosted a small STEM/Robotics learning experience for a few members of a local Girl Scout troop that our team member Sarah Packard is a part off. We had the girls come to one of our meetings and we showed them our FTC robot as we as talked about what our team is about ad like. We eve had them program a smaller robot that our mentor Chris brought in. Having the girls come over helped them with one of their patches which made them happy.
First Lego League Qualifiers
After the 2016 FRC season started our first major outreach was hosting a FLL competition at our local middle school, Williams Middle. A school where many of us on the team went to learn before coming to High School. The night before the competition we helped set up, the day of the competition we ran the concession stand and acted as runners and announcers
Columbia High School FLL/Vex Robotics Camp
At the beginning of the summer we volunteered one week (June 5th-10th) at the FLL/Vex Robotics camp hosted by our home school Columbia High School. We guided incoming eighth graders from the ground up to build and code a basic robot to compete against their peers; all in good fun of course!
This Year’s Outreach (2016-2017)
Huntsville Welcome Packets For Rocket City Regional
The Welcome Packets for the teams at the Rocket City Regional were a hit! At set up day for the Regional, team members placed a packet in each of the 50 pits for each of the teams competing. The packets included maps of the Huntsville and surrounding areas as well as pamphlets with our favorite places to eat and visit around town. To top off the packet we added a “Welcome to the Rocket City” letter from the team and a NASA sticker and pen!
The teams were all very grateful!
FLL State Championship Volunteering
Our team members served as judge assistants and helped with resetting the fields for the FLL State Championship at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center. Several of our mentors participated in judging in the competition also. Additional mentors worked together to bring our competition robot to demo at the competition. This was to help encourage and show students want kind of robotics work they will be able to do in the future if they continue with the FIRST program.
Space Night at the Havoc Hockey
January 20th 2017 we did our first Outreach of the year at a Havoc Hockey game. The theme for the game was “Space Night”. We figured this would be the perfect event for us to go to. We went to the Havoc office and got tickets to sell to people who wanted to go to the game and support the robotics team. We sold eighty tickets to the game.
When it was time for the event our team set up a table inside the door to the arena and had demo robotics, videos, a poster board and flyers and business cards that we handed out to people who wanted to know more about the robotics team. Once the game started the members that bought tickets went inside and watched the game. Our team name was even announced over the loudspeaker as one of the groups that was there that night.
FLL/Vex Robotics Camp
At the beginning of the summer we volunteered one week at the FLL/Vex Robotics camp hosted by our home school, Columbia High School. We guided incoming eighth graders from the ground up to build and code a basic robot to compete against their peers, all in good fun of course!