004 You’ve Got No Excuse Not to Jump In. Robotics Is a Blast!
What can compare to the rush of setting off to conquer the fastest growing sport in the world? We can’t think of anything more exciting than that!
Just last year, some four hundred thousand students took part in FIRST contests in eighty different countries. If ever there were a time for schools to get behind their robotics teams, it’s now.
Finding your WHY is a huge part of this book. Luckily, there are no limits to the WHYS of creating a robotics team. How do we know? Because we surveyed hundreds of teams for this book, and they all had different goals and objectives for their organizations.
Like Team 701, the RoboVikes, a California-based team driven by collaboration, ethics and student empowerment. Or Team 4338, RoboLoCo, a Virgina-based robotics organization with the goal of making it to each and every FIRST World Championship, and having fun the entire way there.
Or maybe your goals fall more in line with those of FRC Team 1712, Dawgma, with the ultimate objective of demystifying STEM and empowering future STEM leaders.
The point is that your organization can do great things both for your local community and others involved with STEM. And you can do it in a way that’s both exciting and unique.