FRC 245, Adambots

From Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States

We reach out to our local community and global community to expand STEAM education opportunities for all people.

Description

History
Founded in 1999, we've expanded over twenty years to make an impact on our entire community, both local and global. For our continued efforts, we have earned two Regional Chairman's Awards.

Ambassador Program
Whenever an AdamBots student goes abroad, they have the option of spreading STEAM education opportunities there. These location-specific presentations have included demonstrating EV3 robots and working with local FRC teams. New in 2017, we’ve been to England, Haiti, Mexico, and Japan.

Career Technical Education Advisory Board
Six of our mentors are members of the school district’s CTE Board, influencing technical education throughout the school system. As a result, robots are a core part of the STEM curriculum in both middle and high school. Students learn to CAD, program, design, and build machines through a variety of systems.

PTSA STEAM Committee
Four of are students are co-chairs of the Parent/Teacher/Student Association STEAM Committee, working to increase participation in STEAM fields. Projects include a network for school STEAM clubs and interactive schoolwide presentations for said clubs.

BASES Elementary STEM Education
We teach classes at five elementary schools. Each week, we introduce students to one of six fields of engineering with several hands-on experiments.

FRC Digital Mentoring and Support
Once a week during the build season, we hold video calls with teams 3096, 3478, 5436, and 6121. During these, we share our progress and work through technical problems. Our students also communicate with several teams to resolve mechanical and business problems.

Relay for Life
We raise money for the American Cancer Society in a number of ways: selling luminaries, a garage sale, a team memorabilia auction, selling pink rubber ducks, and running concessions at the Relay for Life. Typically we raise $8,000 a year for a total of $93,000 over the years.

Hunger Walk
Continuing the efforts of the city’s former CROP Walk, we organize an annual Hunger Walk to raise money for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Since 2015, we have raised $1,500.

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade
We march in the local Christmas Parade, viewed by over 80,000 people. Our marches have had floats, the police educational robot we maintain, our mascot, and FRC demos with other teams

Mentoring
Our mentoring includes:
FRC: 3096, 3478, 5436, 6121
FLL: 8873, 13809
VEX EDR: 6623 (a,b,c), 10930 (a,b,c)
VEX IQ: 10930 (a,b,c)



Links

Team Website The Blue Alliance Entry


Team Program(s)

Ambassador Program

Community is More than Locality

Ambassador Program

Whenever an AdamBots student goes abroad, they have the option of spreading STEAM education opportunities there. These location-specific presentations help to build connections around the world.
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