Support TRC at FIRST Championships

$9,410 of $10k goal

Raised by 38 people in 24 months
Kerste Bryant Helms  BELLEVUE, WA
By placing 15th out of 150 teams in the Pacific Northwest, Titan Robotics Club has qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis in a few short weeks!  This is a great honor, but the investment to participate is significant.  We are hoping to raise $10,000!  This will cover $7,000 in fixed expenses to cover our entry fee, robot and shipping costs, and provide additional funds to cover fees to cover expenses while in St. Louis related to the robot.  All students and mentors pay their own way for the trip (approximately $1800 each).   Our success has outpaced our fundraising this year, so we won't be able to go without this additional help.   Since we come from a small high school, we have a comparably small team and can't afford to spread the cost amongst the students.  That's where YOUR help comes in! 

Attending the World Championships is an incredible opportunity for us.  Our team of 15-20 students, plus 9 mentors, has dedicated hundreds and hundreds of hours to building and competing with this robot.  The exposure at this event to real-life STEM related careers, colleges and universities, not to mention world-class competition is priceless.  The teamwork, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer programming, media production, data analysis, presentation, community outreach, business aspects to the club are as good as any internship around - all focused on a principle of gracious professionalism.  We would really love to represent you, the International School and the Bellevue School District in St. Louis, April 22-25, 2015. 

We thank you for your consideration, and appreciate that any size donation gets us closer to our goal!

Titan Robotics is affiliated with International School a 501c3 non-profit, and we can provide receipts for donations as requested.  If you prefer to donate via check, please use the "Contact" link below, and choose contact the organizer.
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Update 2
Posted by Kerste Helms
22 months ago
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Thank you so much to all of our donors! In conjunction with donations from our ASB and the Bellevue Schools Foundation, we were able to raise the full amount needed for Team #492 to participate in the World Championships and WE ROCKED IT!! The experience was an amazing learning opportunity for everyone involved as our alliance (Teams #2056 #330 #3944 and us, #492) won the Galileo Field and progressed to the finals on the Einstein Field. In the end, our alliance was the 5th ranked alliance in the WORLD! Our team learned about hard work, flexible thinking, on-the-fly engineering/programming and teamwork. We proved to be true team players by making last minute improvements to our robot to best complement the qualities needed by our alliance for a winning combination of efficient stacking, container 'grabbing' and litter (pool noodle) throwing. Our students were allowed to play in the 'Super Bowl 'of robotics and it's all thanks to our donors who helped us to reach this goal.
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Update 1
Posted by Kerste Helms
24 months ago
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Here's a picture of our robot that won the Glacier Peak District event in March.
Our winning robot at Glacier Peak event
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$9,410 of $10k goal

Raised by 38 people in 24 months
Created April 6, 2015
Kerste Bryant Helms  
IA
$5,000
International School ASB
22 months ago(Offline Donation)
DS
$50
Deb Sorensen
23 months ago
DO
$50
David and Roisin O'Farrell
23 months ago

Have a great time Desmond.

$20
Anonymous
23 months ago
DK
$50
Daniel Kihanya
23 months ago

Good luck Titans!

DG
$100
David Garber
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
JP
$100
john powers
23 months ago
$50
Michael Powers
23 months ago

Meghan Sterling (sterlinggirl@centurylink.net) wants to support Ben Powers and Titan Robotics going to Worlds!

SB
$1,000
Steven and Tereza Birch
23 months ago(Offline Donation)
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