Community Involvement

Community Events

We make regular appearances at the following events:

  • Takoma Park Middle School STEAM Night
  • Robert Frost Middle School STEM Night
  • USA Science & Engineering Festival
  • Rockville Science Day
  • Montgomery Knolls/Pine Crest Elementary School STEM Fair
  • The Montgomery County Public Schools STEM Showcase
  • KID Museum Robotics Day
  • KIDFest
  • Maryland Robotics Alliance Education Day
  • Every Girl Can STEAM Conference
  • Savvy STEM Girl Mini Camp
  • Females in Science and Technology Conference

We advocate for robotics legislature and STEM education with:

  • MoCoFIRST
  • National Advocacy Conference

Bunnybots

Bunnybots is a unique offseason competition aimed at preparing rookies and veterans alike for the rigorous build season. Unlike standard offseason competitions, this game centers around an unofficial robotics challenge. Teams build robots from scratch to complete simple game objectives. The goal of Bunnybots is to give rookie members the chance to design, build, and compete with a robot and to give veteran members experience with leading an involved project before the build season. The "build season" for this game lasts from September to December and culminates with the Bunnybots competition. The 2018 competition was held on December 15th. Click here for more information.

We use FRC Team 1540's game. Special thanks to Team 1540 for helping us out in our quest to bring Bunnybots to the Chesapeake District!

Java Programming with Robotics Applications

Our team has been partnering with the George B. Thomas Learning Academy to introduce a weekly Java programming class for underserved middle and high school students. Aimed at students with no programming experience, team members teach students how to code at their own pace, covering the basics of programming to the knowledge necessary to program FRC robots. Click here for more information.

The Manzil Project

The Manzil Project is a non-profit organization based in India that provides students lessons in academic subjects and the arts. Over the summer of 2017, several of our members volunteered with the Manzil Project by helping students practice their English skills through conversations and teaching a robotics class. Click here for more information.

FLL Jr. Expo

We host an annual FLL Jr. Expo, which last took place at Montgomery Blair High School. Last year's event featured FLL Jr. teams, an FRC robot demonstration, and interactive activities for young children. Click here for more information.