Our team is fortunate to have an incredibly supportive administration and staff at our school, and a while ago we were offered some space at the front of our school under a staircase and asked us to build a trophy case highlighting the robotics program. It was under constructions most of the summer, but we finally finished it just before
We had a blast working with one of our favorite sponsors, Texas Instruments, at a FIRST Tech Challenge mentor recruiting and training meeting they organized. We got the chance to build REV Robotics Minibots with over 40 employees interested in becoming new mentors! Big thanks to Patrick, our local FTC Affiliate Partner, at UTD and Jacob from Wylie East High School
Having a great morning at the Mayor’s Back to School Fair with our sponsor Texas Instruments! Here’s some information about this great event: The 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair is a free event provides schoolchildren and their families with school supplies and other back-to-school essentials necessary to return to school ready and equipped for a successful academic year. The Fair
Our team did a much needed sort and clean out of all our scrap material this week. We opened up our shop for any area teams that wanted the materials and we were thrilled that most of this was able to go on to a new home with other teams who can use it.
Check out this AMAZING video our sponsor Texas Instruments made about our team! Watch this video to learn more: Read the complete article here: https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/thinkinnovate/archive/2018/05/15/pit-ninjas-robots-mentors-and-teamwork-journey-to-robotics-competition-teaches-value-of-stem-education?HQS=corp-ino-null-thinkinn-fb-blog-conrad-wwe&hootPostID=56b6a5ee9d9ce38c75dfcdf7b42194a6
Excited to have the opportunity to participate in STEM in the School Yard event again this year. This United Way event is “designed to inspire students imaginations and spark and early interest in STEM careers.” Sounds familiar right? While we didn’t get to take any picture with Troy Aikman, but we did throw a few passes of our own.
This Thursday, Texas Instruments invited all of the “house teams” in the area that are mentored by TI employees to come visit their Richardson wafer fabrication site, which manufactures billions of dollars of electronics chips every year. It was awesome to see both how electronics are made (which make up most robots), as well as the fact that almost every
The RoboChargers were excited to be invited for the 4th year in a row to demonstrate our robot on the Texas Instruments main campus for the “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” event. Each year, this event attracts thousands of TI parents and kids, which gives us a chance to explain why they should be seeking out FIRST
Conrad Collegiate Academy Signing Day Last year was the inaugural year for the Conrad Collegiate Academy, which partners with Richland Community College to graduate students from high school with an associates degree. The program is quite competitive, and is drawing new students from across the district to Conrad, many of whom are interested in technology and robotics. This year, Conrad held
STEM FAIR St. Thomas Aquinas invited us to showcase our latest robot, Whirlpool, for their school STEM Fair event. We had previously worked with the school to start two FLL teams and were happy to participate. The event was a huge success, with between 750 and 1000 participants, and we were fortunate to be given a spot right in the