Outreach and Fundraising
Virtual/Online Outreach Activities
During this season the Capital Bots team was able to outreach to other professionals in who work with robotics and space! We were also able to teach other children about STEM.
Outreach event - june 12, 2021
Capital Bots participated in Haycock Elementary School STEAM Night.
Girls In Technology Connect Event for Robotics
A team member of Capital Bots, Aamani, represented our team in the GIT Protégé program. During this time, she taught other young women the fundamentals of FTC, including this season's field and challenge. She presented our robot from last year, and she moved through the field to show the movement of the Mecanum wheels. There were many middle school and high school girls who wanted to learn more about FTC and how to join.
Robotics Global Implementation Brainstorm with FLL Team
Robot demo and FTC information session at India International School
We conducted an outreach event where we set up a partial field and demonstrated our robot for this season. Kids were really excited about getting a chance to drive the robot and see it in action. Many of them were interested in learning about our recruiting plans for next season. We were able to spread FIRST values to members if the community.
CodeOn Hackathon (Future event)
CONNECTING WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Online Connect Event - Discussion event with an aerospace engineer at JPL.
Online Connect Event - Discussion event with a Physicist in the Countermine Division’s Algorithm and Image Processing (AIP) Branch
Our team was able to meet with Mr. Kendall Johnson from the U.S Army itself! He develops and integrates Automated Target Recognition (ATR) capabilities. While in college, he interned at NASA Goddard’s Heliophysics lab for 3 years where he worked with many professional scientists and engineers in the fields of robotics, AI, and Heliophysics.
PAST YEARS OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
SPREADING FIRST AND FTC THROUGHOUT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
3D printing booth at Haycock Elementary School STEM Night (2019) - Free
We provided a live demonstration of the 3D printing process by setting up our 3D printer.We showed a demo of the printer making a toy. We explained the 3D printing process to the kids. There were many engaged students, and we had 15 kids sign up for a potential 3D printing class that we were planning to host. We also held a small booth on the side with a tri-fold explaining our journey through FTC. We raised awareness about FIRST programs to help people join/create teams. We had over 50 people attend our booth.
Introduction to Robotics and FIRST Programs - Free (September 2019)
We conducted a free event at our local library and invited friends and neighbors. We also handed out flyers to parents and kids visiting the library. We gave an introduction about the FTC robotics competition, the challenges, our design process, and how we built and programmed the robot. We allowed kids to drive around our robot, and spoke with them about joining and starting FIRST teams. We had over 30 kids attend our event at Reston Regional Library.
Free Robotics Training (December 2018)
In this event, we taught kids about basic programming, demonstrated our robot and let them drive the robot. We also presented our design process and the engineering notebook. We had over 50 kids attend our event at Herndon Fortnightly Library.