South Eugene Robotics builds more than just robots. We build careers, teach hands-on technical skills, model teamwork within and between teams, and develop empowered leaders.
This year, we are also rebuilding our team. Despite Covid shutting down two competition seasons, SERT started this year with a core membership of skilled juniors and seniors and a surge of new members eager to learn from them. Now we need to make sure they have the tools and materials to do it!
Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Funds you give go toward the nuts and bolts needed to build a robot, but make no mistake, your investment is in these students. As they build a robot, they learn electrical, mechanical, CAD and programming skills, business and communication skills, leadership, and in-the-moment problem solving, all in a hands-on environment. (Note: your donation goes through Central Lane Robotics, our fiscal sponsor.)
"More than just robots" in action. During the Covid hiatus, SERT members used skills learned in robotics to help our community by 3-D printing and distributing more than 1,000 face shields and other PPE, and by modifying ride-on toy cars that are donated to children with mobility problems.
That's the ultimate promise of robotics: providing a venue that develops skilled, empathetic, proactive contributors who are ready to meet the challenges of the world beyond school. And as always, SERT is open to any high school student interested in learning.
Thank you for helping us (re)build robotics at South Eugene!