The J-L Robotics Freedom Riders Care group are in the process of presenting their
first refurbished wheel chair to an Army Veteran. The group is also finishing up on a wheelchair
for a young lady with cerebral palsy. Congratulations to all members!
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th
at Bedford High School in Temperance, MI
GOOD LUCK J-L ROBOTICS TEAM!
Whatever it takes!
"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
-Dean Kamen, Founder
"Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."
The J-L Robotics Team 2012-13 has received a grant from Great Lakes
Energy to refurbish electric wheelchairs to give back to the community.
WHO WE ARE:
We are the Johannesburg-Lewiston Robotics Team #2246, The Army of Sum.
We are taught CAD, programming robots with computer languages, and building a machine from raw materials and components we specify. We also learn teamwork, scheduling, leadership, networking and responsibility. We promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.) The team's theme is inspired by our nation's armed forces and we proudly support all branches of military.
WHAT WE ARE SEEKING
We are seeking a partnership with the community to continue to provide
an alternate program for students.
The team operates on a budget of up to $30,000 per year. Our goal is to qualify and compete at the World Championships, which are held in St. Louis, Missouri.
What we offer in return is the commitment to work hard to continue spreading the message of STEM and building the best machine we can think of for the challenge.
WHY DONATE AND WHAT THE MONEY IS USED FOR:
The team is a non-profit organization that is completely self supporting, and is funded by donations from the community. It is supervised and mentored by volunteers. 100% of all funding goes to team expenses, which include entry fees, travel expenses, uniforms, materials and promotional items. We are also open to demonstrations at special gatherings, parties, and parades. All of which spread the word of STEM and your support.
We are a non-profit organization.
You can help support our team with any type of contribution.
You can choose to support our team with sponsorship. We will proudly display your business name on our robot and in our pit area. We can also hand out any promotional items that you wish to provide. Your business will get Statewide coverage at events that are attended by thousands.
We need your financial support!
Rich & Carla VanDeKerchove
J-L Robotics 2011-12