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Starting April 1, 2022

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

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ORCS Girls

Public Speaking

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Robot Demonstrations

Festivals and Events

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Force Multiplier Project

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FIRST Teams

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 2024-2025 class schedule will focus on aviation topics as we prepare for the Wings Over Wayne Airshow in May 2025.

September 2024

MARS ROVER MINI CAMP

Come learn about coding and space as we gear up to see NASA displays at the Wings Over Wayne Airshow STEM Hangar in May 2025.

December 2024

Game PHysics

Use CoSpaces (www.cospaces.io) to design your own game based around rocketry. See displays on hypersonics and rocketry at the Wings Over Wayne STEM Hangar in May 2025.

May 2025

Wings over wayne STEM hangar

Come join us for an exciting day dedicated to students exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.

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.

Be That Engineer - Literacy Project

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. To date, our program has spread to 8 states and 5 countries across the globe. We partner with 9 different organizations/companies. If you are interested in a book donation or collaborating on this project with us, contact: gforce.frcrobotics@gmail.com.

Women and Girls in STEM Breakfast

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 November 2024. Stay tuned to our social media pages for more information.

Festivals

 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.