STEM-Con was created by two parents at STEM School and Academy to showcase why STEM is a great thing, and it worked. They invited many of the after school clubs from the Academy as well as vendors from the surrounding area like Barnes & Noble. We showcased FrisbeeBot, ToteBot, and S.T.E.R.L.I.N.G to the people who came to our booth. It was a fun event and we hope it continues for years to come.
In two days we will be participating in an event called STEM-Con. This is the result of two hardworking parents who wanted to create an all inclusive Comic-Con like experience for High School students. Here is the link to the official website as well as some news articles written about it. We hope to see you there.
It has been said that the best time to get kids interested in STEM is when they are young, and that is exactly what we did. We went to ULA to show little kids what we have built over the years, including S.T.E.R.L.I.N.G, Totebot, and FrisbeeBot, for their Young Minds at Work event. All of the kids loved it and they even drove them around an area that was set up for them. All in all it was a lot of fun and we hope to do it again.
At Team STEM IMPULSE we have a big focus on community and having kids on our team who may not have had this chance at their school. Because of this we went back to our PR Lead's old school to talk to the soon to be graduating 8th graders about our team and FIRST as a whole. Everyone on both sides were excited and everyone wanted to see our robot, S.T.E.R.L.I.N.G. A huge thank you to Highline Academy Charter School for having us over, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
On April 8th, our home school presented an amazing opportunity to schools all across Douglas County; a chance to meet with real people who work or worked in the Aerospace industry like NASA or ULA or Lockheed Martin. There were over 7 schools represented at the event. A large amount of our FRC team went to the event to meet with these experts. The first half of the event was a delicious dinner at the Hotel Marriott across the street, we then went back to the school for dessert and for some after school clubs to show off what they have been working on. It was a huge success for everyone involved and we could not have had more fun.
Well, the Colorado Regional for FIRST Robotics Competition came and went and we did super well this year. We placed 39th in the Qualification round. We then got picked by team 1410: Release the Kraken for their alliance along with team 1138: Eagle Engineering. We won the Quarterfinals, and almost won the Semifinals. We got farther than ever before and we can't wait until next year.
Three days before the Build Season comes to a close, Coronado High School hosted a scrimmage match for all the teams who wanted to test their robot on a working playing field. This was our first year going there as a team and it was a blast, we hooked up with old friends and made some new ones as well. We also tested our robot three times to help us find out if there are any problems we need to fix. All in all it was a great time.
Some hardworking parents came in today to build a new temporary storage for all of our carts and equipment. Huge thank you to all of them for doing this.
Our design team has been hard at work creating a CAD model worthy of being on the website and we are proud to present it to you now.
We have just uploaded time-lapses of Weeks 1 through 4 of our Build Season. Check them out below or on our YouTube Channel.