Community outreach is an important aspect of FIRST, and as such, Cougar Robotics loves to spread the STEM spirit. For example, we attend the annual Air and Scare event at the National Air and Space museum, and visit our sponsor’s offices with our robots to teach children about STEM. Additionally, we visit local schools with our outreach bot that the kids can experiment with. We love working with, teaching, and interacting with our community, and as such, we are always looking for more opportunities to be involved in our community. If you have an event you would like us to attend, email us at email@example.com
With local girl scout troops, Cougar Robotics helped design a curiculum in order to help the scouts earn the robotics badges. With a multitude of activites, business team members helped the girl scouts learn about the engineering method and focus on details.
Air and Scare 2021 was a great success and an excellent way for Cougar Robotics to connect to the community. With our bristle bot station, small practice bot, and our FRC robot, the team provided entertainment and enrichment for any students interested, and information to parents about FRC, FTC, and FLL competitions.
For the first time, Cougar Robotics hosted their own outreach event located within the newly renovated Oakton Hall. With a variety of different stations and robots, they attracted students from over 5 different schools and encouraged interests in FIRST and STEM.