Outreach

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FIRST Compass Event

Storm’s all new outreach event, FIRST Compass Workshop, is this Saturday!

At competitions this year, one of the best things teams get to do is mix with other teams, both on a mentor and a student level. We share ideas, strategies, and just chat. This sort of dialogue is something that should continually occur throughout the year because it makes all of us better MAR teams. It is for this reason that FIRST Compass has been created.

Approximately one hundred students from eleven FRC teams and two FTC teams will participate in seminar-based learning workshops on topics like inclusion within FIRST teams, gearboxes, and a scouting. In addition to this, a workshop about the judging process will be given by judges from MAR!

For more information, click here.

Basic Information:

  • Arrival time – 8:30-9:00 AM Saturday, May 20th
  • Address – 235 Hartford Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Breakfast will be provided
  • Come ready to learn!

 


FIRST Compass

It might look like Storm’s doing a little R&R, but the team is still hard at work-whether it be improving  our robot Iris, focusing on outreach, or sharing some camaraderie (shout out to Liam at Worlds). Well, we got some good news for you then! Storm is hosting an event called FIRST Compass on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Lenape High School. FIRST Compass is an event where registered teams have a chance to interact with one another and share amazing ideas. We’ll have teams all across the region give workshops on how their teams work. This might include technical robot explanations from mechanical experts to outreach teams have done in the past.

Refreshments will be served for everyone’s convenience, but food is not all we have to offer though. The team has organized our own series of workshops that will be explaining the ins and outs of how the team operates. Our workshops include: a crayon mold demonstration, drivers’ meeting, Storm’s scouting app meet, a workshop about judging, and more! You’ll get to meet specialists in each department who’ll explain to you what the team’s all about. Other teams will also share their information as well so please, we implore you to join this awesome collaboration. The team’s also going to to do a demo with Iris. Everyone will get to see her in action and figure out how she works. For more information please visit our FIRST Compass Event Information Packet and visit here to register. We all hope to see you guys there!

Clap, clap, whoosh!


Upcoming Events

The robotics season may be over, but Storm is still hard at work in preparation for events during the summer! Here’s a list of the upcoming events that will be happening these next couple of weeks!

  • End of the Year BBQ Party –  Tuesday, May 26th 6 – 8pm (set-up at 5:30pm and clean up at 8pm)
  • Radio Club Demo – Wednesday, May 27th (Time Pending)
  • Walk the Night Cancer Walk – Friday, May 29th (Time Pending)
  • Car Wash Saturday, May 30th 8am – 4pm – Sunoco Gas Station at the corner of Church St. and Elbo Road – 721 South Church St., Mount Laurel
  • Roadside Clean-Up – Saturday, June 6th at 9am at side road next to old Genuardi’s on Route 73 in Marlton (Family welcome)
  • Fourth of July Parade in Evesham – Saturday, July 4th

Independence Day Parade

The Storm Robotics Team and Electra had the honor to march in Marlton’s annual Independence Day Parade this year.  The team was well received by all of the attendees as you can see by this image produced by Electra (our robot) below.  The crowd went nuts whenever Electra launched frisbees to her teammates!  

“Flat Dean” was also present and in festive attire to show his patriotism as he walked with the team.  
Thank you again to Evesham Township for hosting us and allowing our team to take part in its annual festivities.