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Team 612 Stays Sharp with New Structure and Innovative Events

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

Overview:

  • Team 612’s summer prototyping event, Rosie Rewind, successfully concluded with the majority of the team gaining new STEM skills.

  • Chantilly Robotics decided to transform the outreach subteam into the official 612 Think Tank, allowing the introduction of new outreach events such as a FLL (First Lego League) summer camp, a mentor panel, and more upcoming events.

  • With a new and improved website, the team begins their preseason strong. The team also is planning to provide every technical member with a robotics build kit and host STEM challenges such as an egg drop challenge and a 612 hackathon.

November 16th, 2020, Chantilly, VA. After a successful conclusion to the Chantilly Robotics summer season, Team 612 finished their seven-week-long CAD (Computer Aided Design) prototyping period, Rosie Rewind. Members emerged with a greater understanding of STEM knowledge and valuable strategy and design skills for upcoming projects and competitions. Alongside Rosie Rewind, Team 612 hosted an FLL summer camp. Over 35 students from the ages of six through ten had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of STEM through fun and engaging methods of learning such as educational stations and games designed for FLL members. Chantilly Robotics decided to transform their outreach subteam into the 612 Think Tank, where members from any subteam and background can bring their outreach ideas to life with the support of the team’s resources. Upcoming events planned through the new 612 Think Tank include a 612 Hackathon that will promote engagement with aspiring programmers across the Northern Virginia community.

Chantilly Robotics announced that each member from the technical subteams will be receiving free build kits which include all the materials members need to continue practicing their STEM skills. To further this initiative, Team 612 is starting an egg drop challenge to emulate the competitive elements of a FRC competition at home.

Alongside the beginning of preseason, Chantilly Robotics recently launched a new and improved website which can be found at https://www.frc612.org. The website was revamped in order to inform members of the STEM community about Team 612 in a clear and concise manner. Soon, the website will include press releases and information on how to become a sponsor.

Without the support of sponsors like you, Team 612 would not be able to run outreach events and allow its members to continue learning through engaging activities. For Team 612 to continue providing opportunities to the next generation of STEM innovators, they need continued support from sponsors. For more details, please email chantilly.612@gmail.com or visit https://www.frc612.org/sponsors.


About Chantilly Robotics

At Chantilly Robotics Team 612, we brighten the future for leaders and student technologists within our team, school and community through fun and engaging methods of learning and teaching while shining a light on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Chantilly Robotics was founded in 2001 with eight student members and has grown to over 140 members in the 2020 season. Team 612 competes at FIRST Robotics Competitions in the Chesapeake District and spreads STEM as well as FIRST values through community outreach. For more information, visit https://www.frc612.org or email chantilly.612@gmail.com.


Chantilly Robotics is part of Chantilly Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.