Outreach

About Outreach

One of our goals as a team is to connect with our community through STEM. We do this by participating in various outreach events, where we demonstrate one of our robots and talk about what we do as a part of FIRST. Our team members enjoy volunteering at these events, and we love showing our community the results of our hard work!

If you wish to contact us, please email us at [email protected]

Our Team's Summer Camp!

Robototes 2412 helping kids test their robots.

Come See Us At These Events:

The Bellevue Art Museum Artsfair

July 26-27, 2019 at The Bellevue Art Museum, 510 Bellevue Way Ne, Bellevue, WA 98004.

We will be demonstrating Raven, our competition robot, as well as running a few smaller STEM-related activities

Sammamish LEADS

August 12-20, 2019 at Sammamish High School, 100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005.

This will be our fourth year participating in LEADS! This program is open to all high school students in the Bellevue School District. For more information, visit:https://bsd405.org/sammamish/about/leads/

KidsQuest Museum Technology Weekend

August 24-25, 2019 at KidsQuest Museum, 1116 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

We will be demonstrating one of our robots at the KidsQuest Museum in Bellevue

Helping Boost STEM Learning in Our Community

 A Robotote helping kids program their robots.

Past Events:

Science Fairs

We have participated in multiple Bellevue School District elementary school science fairs, including Lake Hills, Woodridge, Spiritridge, and Eastgate. For many, we have attended for over five years! At these events we get to show our robot to a crowd of amazed students and parents. We also inform many parents about FIRST and how kids at all grades can participate in it.

STEM Fair

This was our fifth year participating in our high school’s STEM fair, an annual fair where employees of STEM organizations and experts in their fields gather to stimulate interest in high schoolers and the local community about their respective fields. Leading up to the fair, many of our members helped organize and run the STEM Fair. During the event, we demonstrated our competition robot and were even able to hang out with the University of Washington’s robotics team!

Stevenson Robotics

This year we were lucky enough to be able to help out with Stevenson Elementary’s robotics program! Many of our students would walk there on Mondays, taking advantage of our meeting time to help volunteer. The Stevenson robotics program has two hundred kids ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, so two members of our team help different classes to ensure students get as much help as possible with the activities they are doing. At the end of each 8-week session, we bring our competition robots to showcase to kids.

Sammamish LEADS

This coming summer will be our fourth year involved in LEADS, a program that all current or new students of the Bellevue School District high schools are invited to attend. Last year, our team ran the seven-day summer program where we helped students build and program sumo robots. At the end of the week they competed in a round robin tournament like battle bots. Many of the students in this program end up joining our team!