FRC 125 took the initiative to lead the website development, expand the social media presence, grow the resource repository, and envision new facets of TCA. We help man the FIRST Help Now Call center, volunteer as a Help Hub, founded and co-manage Tag Teams, continually contributes to the resources repository, and generated new TCA Pathways for teams to learn from. Additionally, information and resources for FRC 125’s new project Hear For You, which raises awareness of mental health in the FIRST community,has been integrated onto The Compass Alliance website.
Career Day is an annual workshop our mentors run to educate our students on resume writing, interview skills, college application tips and the overall college experience. We started Career Day in 2017 as a way to build up the confidence and to highlight the progression of a professional throughout their career. Last year, Career Day was held at a SONOS corporate office, giving our students the opportunity to ask SONOS engineers questions about their daily work. This gave them a wider view of the industry that awaits them after college.
As animal lovers our team wanted to do more for pets in need, so we reached out to a local MSPCA shelter. For two months we sponsored cats and dogs cages and over the course of 2 years we donated 100 blankets.
Latino Stem Alliance
The Latino STEM Alliance (LSA) is an organization that brings low-cost LEGO robotics competitions to under-served communities in Boston. This way, they involve students in the STEM field from a young age. The NUTRONs started to support the LSA in 2011 as a way to inspire the students from those communities to follow a career in the STEM field. We also support LSA as a way to provide low-cost experiences to students interested in science and engineering, making it a feeder system intoother robotics programs.