Outreach Events 2018
The Alabama Astrobotics Team participates in many outreach events each cycle. Events range from on campus demonstrations to elementary school visits with the aim to inspire students to be involved and interested in STEM activities and careers.
Women's Fast Break Halftime Show Demonstration
Rise School Special Projects
We had a great time at orientation at the RISE school today. We will be volunteering throughout the year at RISE, as well as completing various engineering projects for the students. Check back for more updates on potential projects!
Thanks to the UA College of Engineering and the Capstone Engineering Society, we are able to host several industry partners that support NASA as well as the Space Launch System (SLS) right here at UA! We set up a table on the Shelby Engineering Quad displaying prototypes of 3D printed parts, BP-1, and live demos of MARTE. Company representatives, as well as UA students, get the opportunity to learn more about Alabama Astrobotics through this networking event.
E-Day gives prospective students a closer look at the College of Engineering, and participants will receive a realistic view of how engineering skills are used in everyday life. Alabama Astrobotics started the day with lab tours to show everyone how we build, design, and test our robot each year. We also had a booth set up near the engineering quad focusing on the design of our robot and the outreach activities we have performed.
World of Works
The goal of the event is to attract youths to careers. More than 4,000 eighth grade students and hundreds of high schoolers from nine counties in West Alabama attended and explored career opportunities for their future. Nine “Worlds” were featured as potential pathways for the children. Listed Below:
- World of Agriculture
- World of Construction
- World of Energy/Utilities
- World of Engineering/Environment
- World of Healthcare
- World of Hospitality/Tourism
- World of Manufacturing/Automotive/Logistics
- World of Public Service
- World of Transportation
We are excited to be once again helping the RISE school center with several projects this year. A group of members attended orientation and are working on our volunteer schedule. Check back for exciting info on these projects!