FIRST® Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape strives to promote FIRST® and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) throughout our community and inspire others to obtain the necessary skills and experience for success in the global marketplace. Science is everywhere in the world around us and technology is continuously expanding in every aspect of our lives. Team Duct Tape continues to inspire innovation, self-confidence, communication, and leadership in all of our endeavors through STEM related activities and projects. Each year we are tasked to raise funds to build a competitive robot, which serves as the vehicle to gain necessary skills for success.
This year we earned the Connect Award at our League Championship, and again at the State Championship, earning the team a spot at the International FIRST Tech Challenge Championship in Houston Texas April 17-20.
While an honor, it’s an expensive one, and we need the help of our family, friends and community to be able to participate.
To that end, we’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for our team to offset expenses associated with the event, which include a $2000 registration fee, and an estimated $1000 per family in travel and lodging related expenses. At the Houston Championship, the team will have an opportunity to network, collaborate, and compete with teams from around the country and the globe, expanding their learning experience immensely this season.
Thank you very much for your support!