Hello! We are Team Skywalkers, a group of high school students that comes from a galaxy far far away to participate in the First Robotics Competition with an interest in robotics and STEM. As a growing team with 11 members, we need funds to accomplish our aspirations in the 2020 First Robotics Competition.
FRC is an international STEM-based robotics competition that exposes high school students to the engineering, programming, and outreach aspects of robotics. Participants are given limited time and resources to build human-sized robots (5 ft and up to 150 pounds) under strict requirements. The competition pushes for values like gracious professionalism and “co-opetition,” while encouraging students to use teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills within a nurturing environment.
An important aspect of our team is our eagerness give back to our community. In an effort to increase younger kids' interest in STEAM-related careers, we have held brief seminars and classes to teach them about FIRST and the different fields of STEAM. As of 2020, we have recently completed our Python programming courses with Sewa ASPIRE for underprivileged children, and are happy to say that we got a very positive response from the students who attended. We also plan on holding Competitive Math and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) classes as well in the near future. These classes serve as an introduction to the various new skills needed in the constantly evolving technical world while also sparking interest within the children to pursue STEAM. We plan to continue working with our community in the future once we gain more resources!
Our team is based in Fremont, California and are starting this campaign to raise funds for our next season! Being a rookie team, our team didn’t have much money in our budget to begin with. Since we started working on our robot, we have solicited donations from friends, family, and matched donations with some companies to accumulate around $1200. With a GoFundMe, we can raise money more efficiently to reach our goal of $5000 so that we can purchase the parts needed to build a fast and durable robot for our season!
Our website: http://frcskywalkers.org/