Autism Spectrum Workforce Evolution

Team 5437 is sparking a Revolution! Please help us get it ignited!

Our goal is to identify and empower youth on the spectrum by showing them that they possess unique skills and abilities. These abilities paired with high interest activities involved in our organization will help develop workforce skills and most of all social skills that will help them for the rest of their lives.

Rocky Balboabots making International Allies

While competing at the FRC Houston World Championship, the team had the opportunity to make some new friends from all over the world. Pictured are teams from China, Switzerland, Turkey, and Israel.

 

Team 6414 Voyager
Will and Chandler pictured above with Team 6414 Voyager from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Team 1574 MisCar
Chandler and Roberto pictured above with Team 1574 MisCar from Misgav, HaZafon, Israel.
Team 6431 NaktaParantez
Ramsey, Joey, Austin, Drew, Roberto, Carmen, Taylor, Chandler, and Haley pictured above with Team 6431 NaktaParantez from Istanbul, Turkey.
Team 6417 Fidolins
Taylor, Chandler, Roberto, and Austin are pictured above with Team 6417 Fridolins from Glarus, Switzerland.

 

Educating our Nation’s Politicians about our Initiative “Robotics as a Stimulus for Economic Growth”

It was a big day for Team 5437. We had the pleasure to host four distinguished guests: Arkansas House Speaker Pro-Tem Rep Jon Eubanks, Arkansas Senator Gary Stubblefield, US Representative Bruce Westerman, and John Novak, a living legend in the Arkansas FIRST community. We took this opportunity to educate our Nations Politicians with a presentation. With our presentation “Robotics as a Stimulus for Economic Growth” we are educating the importance of a Highly Qualified workforce combined with our deep moral values and how this is a very valuable asset for our region.  We especially want to thank Rep Eubanks and Senator Stubblefield for sponsoring our team!

Sharing Message of STEM and FIRST with Governor Asa Hutchinson

Our team had the opportunity to have a personal meeting with our states Governor Asa Hutchinson. The Governor was very impressed with our Team and our message. Here is what he tweeted: @AsaHutchinson Team 5437 Tweet. While we spoke with the Governor we were able to lobby for funding allocated for STEM in Arkansas, and the bill later passed. We consider ourselves very humbled and blessed for this oppourtunity!