Unlike other high school organizations, FIRST teams do more than compete. All students are encouraged to participate in robot demos and outreach activities. For example, our team introduces young students to robotics through our SMART Camps (science, math and robotics, technology camps). These student-run camps have served over 1,000 Austin area students.
This past season our team also went to Cambodia to spread STEM to the developing world. Students demo robots whenever we can fit it in the team schedule. Ideas for new outreach activities are welcome!