Paw Paw Middle School's FTC Rookie Team, 2pawsRJr (Two Paw Robotics Jr – a junior version of our high school team) is located in Southwest Michigan in the rural village of Paw Paw. It is our goal to inspire our members to become leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math by offering them the opportunity to gain a foundation of knowledge and vocational skills that inspire innovation and foster confidence, communication, and leadership.  First Tech Challenge allows students to design, build and program robots while applying real-world math and science concepts.  Team members develop problem-solving, collaboration, and team-building skills while building leadership skills. This will be our first year, our rookie season, competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). We are seeking funding / sponsorship for our team to assist with registration fees, materials and tools to build the robot with, and assist with costs of our competitions.  Our goal is for our team to work to make an impact on each other and allow members to have an opportunity to learn about and explore careers in STEM fields. We kindly ask for your help in fund our rookie team this year as we enter into this new and exciting endeavor. Thank you for your consideration in helping our students to explore this opportunity.  For more information about First Tech Challenge, visit www.firstinspires.org
 
"The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership" -  http://www.firstinspires.org/about/vision-and-mission
 
Coaching Team:
Coach - Nate Jepkema
Coach - Dave Massey
Mentor - Sarah Hinds
Mentor - Michelle Olsen
Mentor - Brian Schupbach
Numerous Parent Volunteers - (thank you, parents!)
 
Competition Date: December 3rd in Coloma. More details to come. 
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