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We contribute to our community by educating its youth through STEM initiatives such as:

 

  • NJ School Board Convention: We presented our robot and team at the yearly NJSBA convention in Atlantic City where we met and spoke with hundreds of school board members from all over NJ.

  • Antheil Elementary School "Hands-on Science Night": Annually, we have attended the school's night dedicated to science, showcasing our robot and giving key information about FIRST to elementary students and parents alike.

  • Fisher Middle School "Boardwalk Night": For the last 5 years we have featured our robot at this family event, in order to gain interest in FIRST at the middle school level. This has allowed a more direct impact by inspiring students at a young age.

  • Ewing Board of Education: We attend all board meetings in order to keep a direct line of communication between our team and this important group. By providing them key insight into our robotics program, we have been able to keep STEM education as a priority within the school board.

  • Ewing High School Robotics Class: Independent of the team the high school offers a robotics course that is taught by of one our teacher advisors. Students construct a variety of robots, program, and display them as part of the curriculum.

  • NJSD Summer Science Camp: Student members of the team have worked closely with middle school age deaf students for 2 weeks using models to teach them about physics and have fun.

Add these to the above list and explain them:

  • 100% FIRST student graduation rate

  • 35% of women on the team

  • Shadow Day at J&J

  • Shadow Day at NJSD