We are empowering young lives and changing the future through STEM and Robotics
What is FRC Robotics?
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a
robotics community that prepares young people for the future through
a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12)
that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs.
Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and
ponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams
operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research,
fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements
during annual challenges.
About Team 8757 Geodebots
Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center was granted funding from FIRST, NASA & the Argosy Foundation which allowed us to establish a legacy FRC team in the local Greensboro community. We have partnered with The Forge for designing and welding capabilities.
With our scholarship, we created our first robotics team that consisted of three 8th graders and three high schoolers. Over the course of our 1st season,
we had a blast, getting to meet each
other for the first time, developing
teamwork and leadership skills while
learning how to build a robot from
scratch. - It was AWESOME!
Our teens are pioneers in our community
by creating career awareness and
diversity in these lucrative fields. At Nehemiah, we are pulling back the
layers and finding that hidden
gem (talent) that is already inside of us.
FIRST Core Values
Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
FRC Areas of Youth and Teen Development
Creating Diversity in the STEM & Robotics Fields
The job search website Zippia estimates only 4.4% of people in the field of robotics are Black or African American and only 8.5% are women. The Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center is working to change that through their robotics team — the “GeodeBots.”