Community Outreach

Team 1635 not only builds robots for international high school competitions but also to help develop an interest for engineering in young children. On April 28 a few of the members from the team volunteered to lead an activity at AllianceBernstein for its Take Your Child to Work Day event. Here the team members taught basics of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and programming. We worked on a basic assembly of a car module, amping it up with the usage of ultrasonic sensors. This allowed for the car to turn when it detected the distance between it and a barrier via soundwaves. It was a great turn out and it became evident that the children were intrigued as they asked multiple questions all pertaining to engineering. We hope to do this again next year in order to further promote robotics.