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 2023-2024 class schedule will focus on STEM topics.
science - Dissection
This dissection class will focus on a specimen that is closely related to the human body/organs. This class is open to girls in 7th-10th grade.
Technology - Virtual Reality
This introductory tech class shows about how Virtual Reality (VR) works by creating their very own virtual world using CoSpaces (www.cospaces.io) and building their very own Google Cardboard headset. This class combines creativity in creating a 3D virtual world with coding to make it come alive.
Introduce a girl to engineering day
Engineers help design our world and make it run! Join us for our annual Girl Day as you learn about engineering and STEM through hands-on activities.
MAtH - beauty of numbers
Come join us! Learn to use math to its fullest potential to make beautiful patterns. We will use Python to display interesting shapes to create captivating artwork. We can not wait to see what patterns you come up with. If you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide, this class is for you.
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, contact: email@example.com.
Women and Girls in STEM Event
We host an annual outreach event for high schools girls interested in learning more about STEM education and career fields. This casual event brings together female STEM professionals from diverse backgrounds to talk with high school girls over breakfast. Our next event is planned for September 2023.
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 young, award-winning team we are excited to engage with other FIRST teams at all levels to help them expand, grow and learn. We have a strong force multiplier program that can support both emerging and veteran teams. Here are a few 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.