In 2021, we had four students mentor the FTC teams, 8533 and 17207. In 2022, we grew that number to seven students mentoring the FTC team. The student mentors help to teach the FTC members how to drive the robot, code, build, scout, strategize and prepare for presentations. In addition to the student mentors for the FTC teams, we also have a number of students come out and show support during the FTC competitions.
Girls in STEM Robotics Workshop
In November of 2022, we hosted our first girls in STEM robotics workshop. We hosted another one in February of 2023. These workshops ignited a flame of curiosity and wonder for STEM in the girls who attended. These workshops introduced girls into the many diverse aspects of robotics including coding, prototyping and building, as well as getting the opportunity to drive a robot! We had a ton of fun brightening the young minds of future GEMS!
Robotics Scavenger Hunt
Since 2021, we have hosted an annual scavenger hunt. This scavenger hunt helps to spread the message of FIRST within our community by using clues that tie directly into FIRST's core values. This event also provides our team, as well as many other teams that we invite, with the opportunity to network through teamwork and coopertition. We love to see how people work together to solve clues around downtown Brighton!
Each year, our team helps to host our school’s Color Run with our robot. At this event, we demonstrate our robot’s capabilities to the people who attend the event, while also spreading the message of FIRST by word of mouth through students talking about our team. In 2022, we used the robot from that season to play a game of catch with the students. We had them catch the cargo and then give it back to the robot.
Our team helps host our school's annual race called Charyl's Run2BFit. Our team runs all of the timing equipment for this race, demonstrating our team’s computer skills and team spirit. This is important because it controls the outcome of the winners of the race. We help host this event every year, making a more meaningful impact on our community.