The following text is an excerpt from team 862’s Chairman’s Award Submission for the 2017 season.
[su_pullquote]”It all started 17 years ago, when there was an increase in STEM interest among the high school students of Plymouth-Canton that continues to grow to this day. . .The newfound interest was sparked from FIRST.”[/su_pullquote]Lightning Robotics plays a major role in inspiring STEM interest in their surrounding community. They volunteer wherever and whenever they can. They develop long-term partnerships with sponsors and find ways to give back through demos, outreach events, and running FIRST competitions. Their sustainable program enables them to teach essential life skills to the next generation by mentoring and supporting FTC teams as they progress into FRC. . .they categorize their future goals into four sections with measurable results: People, Knowledge, Operations, and Outreach. These goals are revisited yearly. . .to improve team processes and outreach events.