We were invited to participate in our local library's STEM week. Our team took our FRC robot as well as our smaller robots from our VEX teams to show attendees. We gave a presentation about what we do and then showed the kids how to drive each of the robots.
It was a great way to get kids excited about robotics and what they could learn on a team. Many were interested in our youth teams and we even had one sign up for our FRC team to learn more about programming!
Many thanks to Janelle Martin at the Lapeer District Library for inviting us! Even she took a turn driving the robots! :)
The County Press - Marguerite deAngeli Library to host Chimeras robotics team on Tuesday
A few important things about being a part of a FIRST robotics team is maintaining the core values of FIRST and spreading the word about robotics and STEM through community outreach, demonstrations and volunteering. We had a busy few days doing just that! These are fun, rewarding and learning events for our team.
Project Lead the Way (PTLW) Demonstration - Friday, June 2nd
Lani Ward's 6th grade PTLW class visited our room and were given insight about what we do as a robotics team as well as turns driving robots. Strike Zone, Team 5460 joined us to help give the students a fun and educational demonstration.
Lynch Elementary Carnival - Friday, June 2nd
Later that afternoon, we went to Lynch Elementary to help with their annual Kid's Carnival! A fun time was had by all...kids attending and team members volunteering.
LEADERFund Golf Outing Fundraiser - Saturday, June 3rd
The next morning, a few team members took our robot Artemis and volunteered at the LEADERFund's Golf Outing. They were gracious enough to give us funds to help expand our VEX Robotics program this year, so we were more than happy to help with their fundraiser.