Cisco’s Family Day Event
For at least past three years, we have been participating in Cisco’s Family Day event. There, we were able to show our robot, promote STEM by demonstrating the way we used STEM. We always give lots of thanks to Cisco for inviting us to the event every year and the children and members who always show interest in the STEM that we are trying to spread in the community!
We have been participating in this event for about 3 years. Every time we go, we learn things – how to interact people by talking about STEM and how STEM can be so much influential to students. By not only demonstrating our robot and way of using STEM but also learning from other participants, we always get reminded of how STEM and FIRST can change the community.
Local Elementary’s STEM Nights
Since the very first year of our team, we were fortunate enough to show our work through FIRST to young students. Every time we visit these events for the elementary students, we learn the value of STEM and importance of letting others know about STEM and FIRST. Being reminded of how important it is to let the children know about this awesome field, we continue to seek more opportunities like these.
STEM Education Month
Our team takes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education very seriously as it is incorporated into every part of a robotics team. Thus, we have worked valiantly in our town of Cary to gain support from the community. After going to St. Louis for the FIRST World Championship we were awarded in recognition of our teams accomplishments. This proclamation sparked a flourishing relationship with our town. When it was realized the lacking STEM Education standards in our home state, team 5190 brought it on themselves to do something about it. We saw a great opportunity to use our newfound relationship with our town, Cary. The team then did research and sold the good cause of bringing attention to our state’s lacking STEM standards. The town of Cary then used our research and used our drive to make September STEM Education Month in the town of Cary! Located below is a copy of the proclamation making September STEM Education Month. It’s a good read if you want to know more about STEM in North Carolina.