We participate in community outreach in many ways with our community. In previous years we have displayed our robot and team at local elementary schools STEAM nights and community fairs, including Issaquah Salmon Days and Issaquah Farmers Market. Additionally, we bring out t-shirt cannon robot to multiple school events and involve ourselves with our local community. Our team also organizes an annual Saints Engineering Robotics Camp over the summer to inspire STEAM in elementary students. During the 2020 season, we pioneered a successful camp called Saints Online Learning Experience. Community Outreach is all about us giving back to and involving ourselves with the community.
Saints Robotics is a student led team, and so in the team’s policy manual the roles for the leaders of the team have been defined. This is in an effort avoid conflict and make clear what the responsibilities and requirements are if one wants to be or is in a specific leadership position. Below are the requirements for these members of leadership, taken directly from the policy manual.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Inventor Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers. FIRST, a 501(c)(3) public charity, has its headquarters located in Manchester, NH. FIRST hosts the FIRSTRobotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions for kids from elementry to high school to participate in.