Support the JoCo RoBos
Dear friend in the community,
JOCO ROBOS is a county wide high school robotics team proudly hosted by the Associate in Engineering Program at Johnston Community College. This year's team is composed of high school students from multiple local schools and home school programs. These students make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Using key skills our students will design and construct a robot in a six week period and compete in the NC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC).
The ROBOS are in their second year with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. FRC is a worldwide event encompassing over 4,000 teams and 75,000+ students. FIRST® was founded by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway™. His vision is to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Mr. Kamen has inspired our students to excel in robotics.
What makes the JOCO ROBOS unique is our partnership with Johnston Community College and its Engineering program. Our students are able to design, fabricate, assemble and test robots in a state-of-the-art engineering facility with mentors and coaches pulled from the instructional faculty, current engineering students and local industry, including Caterpillar, SAS, NC Department of Transportation and Morris & Associates.
We hope you will consider a donation to support this effort and help us provide this important opportunity to the engineers, scientist and business professionals of tomorrow. Please give thought to contributing at any of the levels listed on the attached pages and submit your contribution through our online form. We will send your receipt for your contribution and our sincere thanks for your support. Non-monetary donations, such as service donations and materials, are appreciated as well and will be recognized at monetary level. Donations are tax deductible through the Johnston Community College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization (Charitable Tax ID number - 58-1663605).
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
On behalf of the JOCO ROBOS,