Spreading STEAM to the Sick and more.
The good things just got even better. The team is spreading science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics far more than we have in the past. We organized a demonstration with Tampa General Hospital for october 15. In addition to this, we created a youtube channel and a public facebook page to spread our works. Not only are we spreading "difficult" topics in math, science, and engineering to the public, we are consolidating our forces in florida. we created facebook groups for Floridian Teams competing in VEX, FTC, and FRC. We divided each of the competitions to make navigating easier
FRC Teams: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230779723737487/
Our Youtube CHanel:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6d9PnePfpUGmpxSzoDciBg
I would like to invite you all to a BLOCK PARTY
On September 7, the 2013-2014 FIRST Tech Challenge "Block Party" was released. Our robots earn points through scoring cubes in see-saw like goals, hanging, and raising a flag. Since then, the FTC team has gone to full gear on making us as competitive as possible
Navy Grant Work
Through Late September, the officers worked on getting a $25k grant through the U.S. Navy. The officers met on September 21, distributed the parts, and worked on the grant. We learned that we needed to develop a white paper, or a synopsis of our activity and the amount we desired. Mrs. Thomas taught the officers how to portray the robotics team to maximize our chances of passing this stage and start the real grant. Since then, we worked until September 27 to form a white paper
Bar Camp was a technological demonstration on 9/28. We caught the attention of a Hillsborough County Commissioner, the Tampa Tribune, various colleges, and an inventors club. We even inspired few people to start robotics teams of their own and linked elementary and middle school students to robotics teams in their area. Thanks to the success of this demonstration, we were invited to do another demonstration on October 1 with the inventors club.
Tampa Bay Tribune Article:
Tweet by a County Commissioner:
Growing Another Head
Hydra Robotics is continuing to grow. Due to the huge income of freshmen, we decided to start another FTC team, 7710 "Hydra C". This team is lead by Eric Barker and Allison Tsai. Even though both officers joined last year, they are raising the bar of both 2425 and 4469.
Link to their Sector: http://www.hydrarobotics.com/7710.html
RoboCue was on September 14. This was a casual parents meeting to get more parental involvement this year. Food was supplied, the presidents discussed aspects of the team, Mrs. Manganello discussed the importance of the team, and afterwards, robots were demonstrated and the students had fun with games.