Encouraging FIRST Participation

Our team recognizes the value of promoting FIRST programs and encouraging participation in FIRST. We volunteer at FIRST events to support already existing FIRST teams in all leagues. We also reach out to the community through robot demos and presentations to encourage forming new FIRST teams and volunteering at FIRST Events. Some of these have included:

Volunteering at FIRST State Robotics Championships: We fill a wide range of roles as judges, referees, emcees, and general volunteers for both the Alaska FTC and FLL State Championships. We also provide FRC demo booths/presentations  to promote the progression of FIRST programs.

Community Science & Engineering Events: We have provided robot demos and overview presentations of FRC robotics and our team’s goals at events such as the Science Pub event at the 49th State Brewery and the Engineering Week Banquet.

School STEM nights & Mini Maker Faire: We bring FTC and FRC robots a number of elementary and middle school STEM nights, as well as the annual Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire, where we help kids drive the robots around and talk to them about STEM and Robotics opportunities.

Dimond High School Events: We provide demos and activities as school based events such as freshmen night.

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