As a Rookie team this year we have faced many challenges. The biggest challenge was being able to find dedicated team members. To address this challenge, and to help inspire younger students to give STEM a try, we started a middle school team. During the 2012-2013 season, we taught several students about robotics, and all of the systems that go into them. They got to see how our FIRST bot works. Then they designed and built a bot to compete in the VRC VEX Sack Attack Challenge.
During the next year we plan on holding workshops to help teach and inspire other students. We plan on implementing Jr. FLL, FLL and FTC programs to complement our current FRC offering.