Titan Robotics has taken part in many different activities in order to increase awareness of the various FIRST programs and promote STEM in the local community. Our team strongly believes that giving back to the community is an integral part of the FIRST experience, and we do this through the various events that we take part in or help to create. From teaching youth about STEM opportunities to creating educational and hands-on learning experiences, our team is committed to supporting our community.
NOVA STEM day 2018
For the second year in a row, Titan Robotics was able to participate in NOVA STEM Day at the Alexandria Campus. We demonstrated our robot to kids and teens in our area while sharing fun STEM skill-building activities.
National Science and Engineering Expo
Titan Robotics had the opportunity to participate as FIRST outreach ambassadors at the National Science and Engineering Expo in Washington DC. We demonstrated our robot and discussed the benefits of FIRST participation with over 300,000 attendees at this event.
In spring of 2018, Titan Robotics had a wonderful opportunity to teach STEM in Alexandria by sharing our Project STEM curriculum with Samuel Tucker Elementary students. Students learned about the engineering design process, circuits, force, and did many exciting hands-on projects! Titan Robotics team members were very excited to demo the robot and work in small groups with all interested students!
MVCS and Cora Kelly School Visit
Titan Robotics had an amazing time connecting with elementary schoolers in Alexandria at the Mount Vernon Community School and Cora Kelly Science Night in February. We taught kids about STEM through a variety of STEM crafts, and brought our small demo robot, Kernflake, for them to try driving themselves! We had a great time talking with parents and students about robotics!
ALIVE food drive
Titan Robotics team members realize how fortunate we are to have the opportunities we have. To help those not as fortunate, we collected food for ALIVE at our December Boosters Open House.
Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire
Team members demonstrated their robot and shared turns driving it with many excited children at this event. Drivers ranged in age from one and a half to over 50! Parents and children alike enjoyed this event! As a surprise, Barnes & Noble presented the team with a drone in thanks for our support of the event!
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards Holiday Gift Wrap Events
The team enjoyed spreading cheer wrapping gifts for Hanukkah, Christmas, birthdays and other celebrations. They met new friends as they wrapped and showed videos of past competitions and team building events.
DelRay Halloween Parade
This year the team was able to modify the demo robot to comfortably travel the parade route in full costume! Team members created a costume for the robot that accommodated a candy bowl for children to get candy from the robot. The children really enjoyed approaching the robot to get their “treat” throughout the route!
Noche de Ciencias (Night of Science for ACPS)
Team members were on location at the USPTO to demonstrate our robot to ACPS students from all over the city. The students enjoyed taking turns driving the robot and learning how it works.
Del Ray Art on the Avenue
Titan Robotics team members offered so many STEM learning opportunities to the Alexandria community at this event! They enjoyed demonstrating the robot for the kids and letting them each take a turn at driving it themselves. Team members also helped students design colorful catapults and build light up sculptures that taught them about circuits by using conductive play dough. Little ones even had the opportunity to color robot pictures! It was a fun event for all!
Back to School Night at T.C. Williams High School
Titan Robotics Team members were front & center at the T.C. Williams Back to School Night showing off our demo robot and answering questions to high school students and parents of T.C. Williams.
Tom Locke Rust Design Build Summer Camp
Team members enjoyed explaining FIRST Robotics Competition to campers. Then, campers enjoyed seeing two robots in action-- Titan Robotics’ competition robot PLUS we arranged to have our mentor team from Hayfield bring their robot for demonstration too! It was a day with double the fun.
Mount Vernon Community School visit
Team members demonstrated our 2017 competition robot to over 150 eager students at MVCS. The students were excited to see the robot close-up in action and to learn about STEM opportunities for their school.
Titan Robotics Robot Demo & Open House for ACPS and Alexandria City officials
It’s important that adults in the community are informed on STEM skill development and opportunities available to ACPS students through Titan Robotics. This is why we hosted multiple open houses for ACPS staff, administration and City Council members in 2017.
NOVA STEM Day
Titan Robotics was thrilled to work with students of all ages on the NVCC campus to help them learn STEM skills through our two fun projects; Building colorful catapults and Creating circuits utilizing colored conductive play-dough.
Titan Robotics team members love to give back to the Alexandria community. We used our robot demo to raise funds for our community friends in need. We raised over $400 for local kids’ programs that day! Thanks to Safeway for lending space to our event!
Team members enjoyed sharing our competition robot with ACPS grade school students at this exciting STEM event at Mark Center.