What Have We Done for our community?
Reaching out to our community – locally, nationally and even internationally is an important part of FIRST culture. Throughout our team’s history, we have attended STEM nights at the local elementary schools, participated in local fairs with our robots, and marched in the Homecoming and Founders Day parades.
In 2017 our school district opened a new middle school. Team members jumped on board to mentor new FTC and FLL teams at the new middle school and also assisted the established middle school. We continued this through the 2018 season and plan on these relationships to contiue well into the future.
For the 2019 season, Team 6357 has partnered with the high school from the neighboring city of Wimberley, Texas to assist them with starting their own FIRST Robotics team.
The female powerhouses of Team 6357 spent 3 days working with refugee girls from around the world as part of Girl Forward. With a focus on electricity, team members taught the girls about “women in STEM” and the paths these skills could lead them to in life. Team members walked away with a greater understanding of the complexities of living in other countries, and given the opportunity, each girl said they would do it all again.
Please take a moment to listen to our team members talk about this amazing experience.
To further promote STEM education, a small group of FRC 6357 team embers headed to Washington DC. Together with team delegates from all over the United states, they visited members of Congress to advocate for STEM funding and education as well as the Reauthorization of the Perkins Act.
Local community and school events give Team 6357 a chance to shine. We love to show off the robots and work with school children and othe rmembers of the community to promote STEM concepts and education.