G-Force Robotics believes in giving back to the communities we call home. Our G-Force Girls SOAR: Success through Outreach, Advocacy and Robotics initiative allows us to focus on programs that we believe are important, and to interact with everyone from government and corporate leaders to students and philanthropists. We are thankful for the partnerships we have developed with several local, state and national organizations to start and grow STEM programs in our area and represent females in STEM on a national level. Team members perform community service as part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award program, and give volunteer hours to everything from personal interest projects to helping and assisting with other FIRST Robotics teams and programs. Below are just a few of the ways we develop outreach, support advocacy and promote robotics in our communities:
Girls Teach Tech
Festivals and Events
Force Multiplier Project
Girls Teach Tech Classes
We host regular technology classes in-person with our partners at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library of Clayton and Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls. Our classes are free and open to girls in 5th -8th grade. Our 2022-2023 class schedule will focus on robotic-themed technology. We will release our 2023-2024 class dates in Summer 2023.
Robot-builders often use custom parts for their work. Ever want to make your own designs and see them come to life? Come learn about TinkerCad, make your own design and we'll print it for you!
Cartoons from scratch
Without code a robot will not move. Coding is the basis for so much these days! Come learn the basics of Scratch and make some fun cartoons with us.
Dancing with ai
Artificial intelligence is all around us! From robot dogs like Boston Dynamics' Spot to your cell phone picking out advertisements for you- it's all AI! Come learn more about this fast-paced technology and how it impacts your daily life.
Note: Date Moved from May 2023
Public Speaking and Robot Demonstrations
The team accepts requests for public speaking engagements to include robot demonstrations. We love sharing our love of FIRST with everyone from elementary school students to special event programs where STEM is emphasized and encouraged. Reach out to our coaches if you are interested in having us attend an upcoming event.
In July 2022, we launched our "Be that Engineer" Literacy Project to donate books featuring the stories of women/girls in STEM to our local libraries and elementary schools. With help from the Woman's Club of Clayton and female engineers from Lockheed Martin our first books were donated to the Clayton and Kenly libraries. In September 2022 we began partnering with more companies and schools to make book donations that inspire and encourage young readers in STEM. If you are interested in a book donation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun and robotics go hand-in-hand! Pair that with delicious festival food and we’re all in! Keep checking our homepage to learn about what festival we might be at next.
Force Multiplier Project
As a rookie team we realize we might not be starting or mentoring any other teams this season, but that doesn't mean we can't offer to be a force multiplier for existing programs or share our rookie experiences so that other emerging teams can learn from us. Here are some ways we can help your team.
FIRST Lego League Challenge
We can offer existing FLL teams the opportunity to reach out to us for mock interviews in preparation for competition or to locate experts for project guidance.
FIRST Tech Challenge
We can offer FTC teams a review of their engineering notebook and connect teams to a larger network of students and professionals.
FIRST Robotics Competition
We can connect FRC teams to a larger network of students, professionals and resources through information and idea sharing.