Team 254 is very fortunate to possess certain resources not available to other teams. Because of this, our team is devoted to spreading our resources to other teams in the form of outreach.
Since the beginning of our team, we have used our skills in robotics and engineering to spread the interest of STEM all over the world. Every year we host Chezy Champs, a post-season FRC tournament that determines which team is “The Best in the West”. We also host Bell VEX, a VEX Robotics Competition that attracts over 50 local VEX teams. Furthermore, during this time of COVID-19, we’ve also hosted online events like ChezyCAD and plan to host a Hackathon to foster interest in both CAD and code! Look for more info on these events in the near future! Chezy Champs, Bell VEX, and the virtual events we host give other teams an opportunity to compete as well as meet and learn from our team members!
In addition to working with individual teams, Team 254 is lucky enough to have a 80% size practice field which we open up to other teams regularly. If you would like to practice on our field, visit this webpage. Due to COVID-19, teams may not be able to practice on the field because of school restrictions. Assuming the pandemic passes, we’d be more than happy to host anyone throughout the build season, just not during the last week (we need it for competition prep)!
In addition to direct work with the world of robotics, Team 254 strives to teach the general public about robotics and what we do as a team. We have appeared at various events throughout the Bay Area including but not limited to: Hot Nights San Jose, Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day, Bellarmine College Preparatory sporting events, school rallies, and more! Also, in the past, we’ve mentored local First Lego League (FLL) and Vex Robotics Competition (VRC) teams around the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are interested, we’d be more than happy to schedule something. For more info, email our Outreach Director.
Team 254′s extensive mentoring throughout the years forms an integral part of its team history and we are proud to spread the STEM and FIRST throughout the West Coast and elsewhere.