In 2016, Team 1323 began a youth robotics program called the Brick Club at George Washington Elementary School in Madera, CA. It was a successful program which introduced the 20 students to arithmetic and scientific concepts through the usage of Legos.
Creating and implementing these clubs is the first step of the Robotics Advancement Program, or R.A.P. This initiative will spread these Brick Clubs to all MUSD elementary schools, turning them into Vex IQ teams, and creating Vex EDR teams in middle schools.
MadTown ThrowDown is an event hosted by us, which takes place after the regular season of the FRC game.
It was conceptualized to provide an opportunity to allow teams to have fun, and train their incoming or returning members in areas that they are unfamiliar in, exposing members to a FRC event.
“The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST” (Submitted Awards // Resource Library // FIRST)
The Chairman’s Award encompasses all of our outreach efforts for the entirety of our team’s existence. It emphasizes our outreach efforts within our community and celebrates the promotion of STEM.