We promoted FIRST by doing demos, volunteering, community service and maintaining a presence on social media. Examples include volunteering with the Oak Creek Lions Club and participating in the Purple Stride Walk. Some of our members also mentor for other FRC and FLL teams. MORE Robotics has its own FLL team. We helped mentor several others including four FLL teams from Oak Creek.
A special project that we have continued working on with the Oak Creek Fire Department is the assembly and tracking of trauma kits. We have expanded this program, partnering with the West Allis Fire Department. This project continues to grow.
We welcomed new students to MORE Robotics on Rookie Night!
At the Wisconsin International Academy summer camp, we introduced international students to extracurricular activities are available at American high schools, exposing many students to our cool and unique program!
At a morning workshop at Marquette University for the new, rookie Catholic Memorial team, 1714 team members and mentors helped by offering their advice and perspective during sessions on mechanical, electrical, and organizational areas of a robotics team.
1714 MORE Robotics students shared their experiences and invited new friends and families to learn MORE about the team at St. Thomas More's Open House.
Members of team 1714 joined members from FTC teams 6914/8823 cross training by sharing insights and learning about PTC Creo and 3D XYZprinting on daVinci printers. FTC meets FRC. FRC meets FTC.
We promoted FIRST and the MORE Robotics team at the Wisconsin International Academy winter camp. We discussed how international students are involved in robotics and how others could be too. There were ten educators, principals and teachers, and about sixty students of all ages. There were two representatives from the China Education and Research Network, similar to the Department of Education in the United States.
MORE representation at a STEM Conference at the Italian Community Center.
1714 MORE Robotics Alum, Rachel, is featured in Pathways, the Wisconsin STEM/PLTW publication published by Milwaukee School of Engineering.
We have continued to collect tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, raised money for the American Cancer Society and Pancreatic Cancer Society, facilitated food, toiletry, hat, glove, scarf, and sock drives, and have provided many volunteers at many FIRST events. The team has also shown off their robots and talked about FIRST at several community events.
Volunteering with Oak Creek Lions Club.
MORE highlights from the Chardhi Kala 6k Walk & Run community event: good community spirit, fun and wonderful food.
We held demonstrations at companies, schools and community partners including Boyle Fredrickson, Forest Home School and Oak Creek Lion's Club to name just a few.
The rain could not stop MORE Robotics from sharing their passion of robots at the Bay View Historical Society. We introduced kids to the world of robotics and even taught even taught Alderman Tony Zelinski about robotics!
Team #1714 was invited by the staff at the Forest Home Avenue School to share our knowledge and experiences of FIRST Robotics with them. They were accepted as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) elementary school. What an exciting time for their school - we are thankful they chose us to be a part of it!
To improve presenting and communication within our group, we attended a Doodle Workshop, led by engineering students from UWM. In addition to team-building skills, they demonstrated real-life strategies for improving communication in groups. Team members are more confident as they approach the board and share their ideas.
We met with the West Allis Fire Department, discussed fire safety, and used a fire extinguisher simulator, preparing for a teaching session for the remainder of our team.
Similar to last year's paper airplane challenge, this year's STEM activity at Boyle Frederickson was the Hole in One Challenge. MORE Robotics created a miniature golf hole and joined several other FIRST teams to expose Boyle Frederickson's employees, partners and clients to an engaging STEM activity and to show the benefit of sponsoring FIRST teams. We had great conversations with the robotics teams!
Promoting FIRST also means maintaining team spirit, re-energizing, encouraging each other and sharing our joy with others.
The Milwaukee Admirals welcome MORE Robotics to their home opener.