We volunteered as FTC ambassadors at the FLL State Championship. We took our pushbot Luna, and let the FLL and FLL Jr. kids drive her around. All the kids were very engaged and were asking a lot of questions about FTC. Additionally, we provided information to coaches and parents to get them involved in FTC, especially when transitioning from FLL to FTC. Our main goal was to get more FLL kids to move to FTC. Other team members volunteered as FLL Jr. reviewers and FLL referees, and some parents volunteered as judges.
At the event, we took our outreach robot Luna Lovegood and set up a demo. We also had two FLL robots and let kids control all three. We also talked to many people and described both FLL and FTC. We had the objective of getting people to sign up for the next season. We also spoke with the Principal and Assistant Principal of Julius West Middle School. They were both very interested in what we were doing and was glad that we were trying to start teams in the Julius West community.
At this event we helped FLL teams get ready for states by watching 2 of their judging sessions, giving them feedback, and asking them questions. With this practice session we hope that these teams can be successful in their judging sessions at the MD FLL State Championship. It would be great to see them win awards at the state championship!