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Community Outreach

Every year, our team does many hours of outreach in our community. Scroll down to see what we have been up to!

Adopt A Road

This year, we adopted a mile long stretch of Lahser Road in front of Brother Rice and Marian High Schools. We pick up trash along this stretch twice a year.

 Halloween Science at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

We have participated in this event since 2011. Team members run activity stations with Halloween themed experiments and crafts. This is an event where we run Halloween-themed science activities for children (making slime, fake blood, etc.). We've had small groups of our team do this and it's always been a blast.

Women in Stem

One of our goals is to get more women interested in the STEM fields. This year we participated in a Women in STEM event at Marian High School. We are growing in the amount of girls on the team and are excited as more young women become interested in robotics.

Other Outreach

We volunteer to help the community in the following ways:

  • We up-cycled t-shirts in toys for dogs in shelters. 

  • We packed presents for foster children in Operation GoodCheer

  • We volunteered at Beaumont Children’s Hospital. The children got to operate our robots, which took away from some of the stress of being hospitalized. 

  • We helped to combat hunger by planting over 2,000 cabbage plants at the Forgotten Harvest farm in Fenton, Michigan and by donating rice through the World Food Programs online trivia project 

  • We delivered shirts to the less fortunate in Peru, and this February we assembled team donations of educational supplies and daily necessities for distribution in Guatemala

  • We donated LEGO to the Christ Child Foundation, an organization that provides care & housing for young boys in Detroit, particularly those with special needs. 

  • We participate annually in Walk for Wishes at the Detroit Zoo, which benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 

  • We also participate in Adopt-A-Road. 

  • Lastly, we are particularly proud of our annual participation in Relay for Life. Over the past 5 years we have raised over $40,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society.