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Local Kids are World-Class Robotics Competitors

Swerve Robotics club has had a stellar competition season so far, winning multiple awards. Best yet, the Swerve Sigma team earned one of only two coveted spots representing the state of Washington at the FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship in St. Louis, MO in April competing against 127 teams from 16 different countries. They could really use your financial support to help us get there.

Swerve Robotics Represents STEM in Action!

Swerve is a community-based, self-funded robotics team made up of public, private and home schooled students from Redmond, Woodinville, Monroe, Duvall, Bothell, and Snohomish areas. They are unique in that they offer a robotics program to students who might not otherwise have access to such a program, taking a hands-on approach to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Students apply real-world math and science concepts, develop problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills and qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships.

While many FTC teams are affiliated with funded school programs, Swerve relies solely on the generosity of families, neighbors and sponsors as well as our fundraising efforts to meet the team’s financial needs such as team registration, tournament fees, parts and related supplies, as well as travel scholarships. Swerve gives back to the local community through outreach activities aimed at informing the public about FIRST robotics and its benefits to students. Students also mentor local FIRST LEGO League and Jr. FIRST LEGO League teams. Learn more about FIRST at www.usfirst.org. For more information about the Washington FTC program, visit www.firstwa.org/ftc.

Please Help us Get to the World Championships

We have an urgent need to fund our trip to the upcoming World Competition. The cost to send all of the team (and their robots) to the event will be nearly $35,000. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Swerve Robotics. Visit http://www.firstwa.org/Give.aspx and please note “Swerve Robotics” in the comments box. To pay by check, make it out to “Washington FIRST Robotics” and send to Heidi Lovett, 18606 201st Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98077. Note “Swerve Robotics” on the memo line.

PLATINUM SPONSORS: $5,000; special recognition with logo on all handouts, website and at our booth in St. Louis.

GOLD SPONSORS: $2,500; special recognition with logo on all swerve handouts and our website.

SILVER SPONSORS: $1,000; special recognition with logo on our website.

COMMUNITY SPONSORS: under $1,000; special recognition in listings on our website.

"Math and science skills are critical to our future in America. Robotics allows students to both learn and experience the application of these areas in a competitive team environment, which also teaches some of the best lessons from sports."   Michael W. Boone, CFP®, CFA, MW Boone & Associates, LLC and Swerve Robotics Sponsor

Greg Fazzio January 31, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Congratulations!
Carolyn Davids January 31, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Hi Teresa, You can contact Heidi Lovett, Mentor and Coach of Swerve Robotics. She has experience with all of the FIRST robotics programs and can answer any of your questions. Email Heidi at firstmentor@comcast.net, 206-679-4305.
Carolyn Davids January 31, 2013 at 08:12 PM
ROBOT DEMOS! To schedule a robot demonstration for your school, business or club, contact Heidi Lovett, Mentor, Swerve Robotics, email firstmentor@comcast.net, 206-679-4305.
Greg Fazzio January 31, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Theresa, you can contact Heidi Lovett at the address above to inquire about the program.
Heidi Lovett February 01, 2013 at 06:33 AM
Teresa - It depends on how old your student is. You can contact our club at SwerveRobotics at gmail dot com. I can help you get plugged in. Heidi - Lead Mentor, Swerve Robotics

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