Do you hear those tools busily working away? That’s 100’s of local teams building their robots, getting ready for competition events coming very soon. Do you feel that excitement in the air? That’s 1,000’s of local students participating in those projects, getting energized about the future as they learn from their own experiences the great power of imagination and engineering.
These robotics education programs are literally building innovators, engineers and leaders of the future. Might you be able to provide a few hours of volunteer support to help? The great thing about this volunteer opportunity is that you’ll actually benefit the most as you come away energized and inspired by what you see and learn at the event! Most of the volunteer roles don’t require any technical or engineering knowledge — just a willingness to help. But if you have deep technical skills, there’s a need for that too. Either way there are many opportunities and it’s a great way to spend part or all of a day. And this will be a “game-changing” year for educational robotics competitions in Houston — more about that in an upcoming post — so it’s a great time to get involved.
Here’s an overview of upcoming events with volunteer opportunities — please look into them and register to help as a volunteer:
- Robot Jubilee 2017 (VEX Robotics Regional Championship): Saturday 2/25 @ Nimitz HS (2005 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073) (go here to register to volunteer)
- Lone Star Regional — Central (FRC): 3/16-18 @ Strake Jesuit HS (general volunteer info; go here to register as a volunteer for FIRST Robotics Competition)
- Lone Star Regional — North (FRC): 3/31 – 4/2 @ College Park HS (general volunteer info; go here to register as a volunteer for FIRST Robotics Competition)
The students, teachers and mentors working in these teams appreciate your time and support!