Glencoe Robotics Team 4488 Outreach
2016/17 - Go Baby Go
Go Baby Go is a nationwide project that wants to establish roots all over the world, not just the US. Go Baby Go’s main purpose is to reengineer ride-on-cars for children with mental and physical disabilities in their communities and beyond.
Movement, something the disabled children lack helps develop the brain, and having a ride on car increase the interaction with their peer group instead of adults.Shockwave acquired their own Chinese ride on car thanks to the occupational therapy department and Sandra Rogers at Pacific University. Our intentions with the car however were different from the universities. We reverse engineered the car to find out how electrical system of the cars worked in China, and to modify it for handicapped children living in orphanages, where the same car can be used for different needs and children sizes. We are making a manual for orphanage workers in China to make their own cars. In China 98% of orphans are disabled.
Additionally, with students at Pacific University, we built disability specific cars for local children. After the cars were finished the children were able to drive around the hallways with their parents and siblings watching and supporting. In a few short hours we were able to better the lives of several young children.
2016 - Artosaur
Shockwave collaborated with local artist, and the director of Creative Hillsboro, Christine Martell to build a STEAM project. The project we built, titled "Artosaur", is a six foot tall robotic dinosaur that debuted in the local Fourth of July parade alongside Shockwave members. Artosaur circulates the ideas of STEM while redefining the concept of art. As a result of this collaboration, we have expanded our relationships with local businesses and members of the community. Artosaur has been featured in several community events, such as the Oregon Air Show and childrens' events at the local library. With Shockwave's assistance, Artosaur has received a grant from the city of Hillsboro worth $6,500 to assist in Shockwave's collaboration with Creative Hillsboro. Shockwave progressively aims to have a strong relationship with our community and we believe that we can accomplish this goal with the help of Artosaur. Since Artosaur's debut, it has continuously sparked interest in art and other STEAM aspects among kids in our community, and has currently interacted with over one thousand children.
2016 - FLL Summer Camp
With the help of one of our major sponsors, Out of This World Pizza and Play, Shockwave set up an all day, week-long FLL camp during the summer. The camp was taught by members from Shockwave and was open for children of ages 5 to 12. During the event, Shockwave demonstrated our 2014 robot and taught the campers about operating small and large-scale robots. Other sponsors have aided the team through providing opportunities and supporting our robot production.
2015 - FRC Business Roundtable
During our fall club season, Shockwave runs the Business Roundtable. This event is open for all Pacific Northwest FRC teams to gather and attend multiple discussions focused exclusively on the business aspects of the program, with emphasis on sustainable fundraising. Guest speakers from both the FIRST and business community present public relations and fundraising strategies to dedicated FRC students who network and share information between teams. The Business Roundtable is hosted annually at our sponsor Hoffman Construction's, office building in downtown Portland.
2015 - Mentors' Roundtable
The Mentors' Roundtable, an event run by Shockwave, assists Portland area mentors to more effectively manage their teams, problem solve, and work better with students. Additionally, we helped mentors with safety and FIRST student protection policies.
2014 - FRC Mentors' Roundtable
On November 1st, 2014, the Shockwave mentors hosted a meeting to aid all of the other mentors across many other FRC teams.
Mentors had the opportunity to discuss how they worked on their teams, shared ideas on how to solve problems, and gave tips on how to work with students. The Roundtable also covered how Mentors can help with safety and learned about the new policy put in place by FIRST to protect the students on their teams.
2014 - FRC Business Roundtable
Once again, Shockwave held their yearly meeting at the Fox Tower in Portland, Oregon. On October 4, 2014, the team hosted a meeting that utilized professionals and experienced individuals to teach several FRC teams about important concepts such as Public Relations, Fundraising, and about the Chairman's Award.
Students were engaged as presentations were given to enhance the teams. Meanwhile, Shockwave accepted canned foods to generously donate to the Oregon Food Bank. By the end of the event, everyone had learned much as well as raising over five dozen cans.
2013-2014 - Shockwave Members Mentor a Jr.FLL Team
Our team aided Finley Elementary’s Jr. FLL Team during their rookie year by mentoring the young kids on robotics and the engineering design process in general. Our students voluntarily watched over the excited and energetic children, assisted in teaching them key concepts, and created useful PowerPoint presentations that were presented to further educate the Jr. FLL team.
2013 - FRC Business Roundtable
Our team organized a meeting that included business leaders from numerous teams that was held at Fox Tower, Portland, Oregon, on October 12, 2013. At the meeting everyone exchanged strategies such as sustainable fundraising, public relations, team management, and preparing for awards.
Many teams representatives participated as presentations and speeches were given about how to improve the FRC teams. The main topic was on sustainable operations — a crucial aspect of any team as everyone needs to be able to make their supplies last through the year. Our goal was to unite the eight teams by creating a system where they would support each other when needed by allowing them to make stronger connections with each other through participating in the event.
2013 - Hillsboro Mayor Willey visits ShockWave 4488
The Bag and Tag ceremony held on February 19th signifies the end of the build season. Each FIRST robotics team is required to stop all building operations and pack their robot away for the competition. The team is not allowed to further improve the robot to benefit them during the FIRST competition. To celebrate this milestone, Shockwave held a public celebration that included Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willie, Washington County Commission Chair Andy Duyck, Intel Corporate Affairs Manager Jill Eiland, and 4 of Hillsboro's 6 school board members. Shockwave's celebration included an exposition of our FRC robots and FTC and FLL demonstrations from local FIRST teams.
2012-2013 - W.L. Henry Elementary School Lego Team mentored by Glencoe 4488
This activity is sponsored by the Glencoe FRC Robotics Team and is led by 3-5 Glencoe Team 4488 students. They meet every Monday, helping the Henry kids work in groups to build robots, program them to perform special routines, and then compete to meet challenges. Click Here to Go to the Henry Elementary School Website (ASPX Download)
2012 and 2013 - FTC Glencoe Qualifying Tournament hosted by Team 4488
"FRC Team #4488 will be the first FRC team organizing an FTC QT in a named leadership role. Very adventurous for a rookie team." Cathy Swider, Project Administrator Industry Affairs, Oregon University System Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program
2012, 2013, and 2014 -Poynter FLL Qualifying Tournament & Glencoe 4488
Team 4488 organized and volunteered this important FLL qualifying tournament.
Jr.FLL Qualifying Tournament
Team members of Team 4488 were pleased to volunteer as project reviewers at the Oregon JFLL tournament.
Hillsboro School District Presentation and Hillsboro Rotary Club Presentation
Team Shockwave has presented to the Hillsboro Rotary Club and to the Hillsboro School Board to share our success at the Autodesk Oregon Qualification Tournament and to describe the community support we are providing through our outreach program. Meeting with business leaders and policy makers such as these builds awareness among important leaders and sends the message that FIRST Robotics programs build healthy hearts and strong minds in the future workforce.