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Avanti Ramraj
Diya Iyer
Easha Narayanan
Samyukta Sudheer
Our journey to bring FLL
and STEM to kids around
the world.
Thunderbots Workshop
● Our Journey through (FLL)
○ Who are we
○ Our Innovations over the years
● Our Goals
○ Make FLL and STEM available for ev...
Who are we Who are we?
From: Sacramento California
Joined FLL in: 2013 Team: #428
Team Names (from left to right):
1. Avan...
2014-2015
Season: Word Class
Education
Problem: Multi-cultural
Literacy
Solution: Thunderlingo
2013-2014
Season: Nature’s ...
Sharing, sharing...and more sharing!
Sweet Awards Over the Years
● Nature's Fury: Enthusiasm
● World Class: Project, 2nd
Place Programming
● Trash Trek: Champi...
Dan Bassi motivated us
What we learned/experienced
at Global Innovation
- Workshops: Business
Model Secrets, Peer to
Peer, Three Cheers for
Proje...
On the Global Stage
Sacramento Public Library
● Teach how to build a basic robot with
motors and sensors.
● Teach simple step-by-step
programm...
What can YOU do to get this in your local library?
● Reach out!
● Sponsors
● TIP: Start small! The program will grow
large...
A Step by Step Guide
Step Task
Signup Log into ThunderPortal and search for libraries
Library Approval Use our Standard le...
Program Implementation Cost?
Item Cost
Lego Education EV3 kit $450
Scheduling session No cost
Recruiting signups No cost
C...
How much Time do you spend?
Item Time
Reach out to a library 4 hours
Library Program approval 2 to 4 months
Classes 1.5 ho...
Community Impact
Who What
Library Is there a better place to motivate kids to engage in STEM. Libraries want to
promote an...
Hear it from Bruce
Bruce Barber , Library Supervisor Orangevale CA
Invited to California State Capitol
● We were invited by
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley to
the California State Capitol
● We talk...
Our Future Visions
● Thunderportal
-A portal where there will be session plans to make it
easier for teams to teach the ki...
Quiz Time!!
Where are we from?
A. Sacramento
B. New York City
C. Houston
D. Los Angeles
Sacramento
What’s our team number?
A. #842
B. #4028
C. #428
D. #482
#428
Who was the California
assemblyman we met?
A. Sudheer Padinchara
B. Bob Ross
C. Dean Kamen
D. Kevin Kiley
Kevin
Kiley
What was the year we
started FLL?
A. 2017
B. 2012
C. 2013
D. 2015
2013
What’s the initial startup
cost?
A. Free
B. $450
C. $500
D. $275
$250
FREE!
What’s the best way to start a
program in your own library?
A. Play more videogames
B. Talk to your local
library
C. Bake ...
Where can libraries get
field mats and EV3 kits?
A. An ice cream shop
B. A LEGO® Store
C. A mall
D. Donations from
retirin...
What’s the importance of
spreading the word about FLL?
A. To get rid of boredom
B. To brag to your friends
C. To get more ...
Q and A
Thunderbots STEM Program through library
Website: http://www.thunderbotsfll.com/
Twitter: @Thunderbotsfll
Instagram: @thun...
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  1. 1. Avanti Ramraj Diya Iyer Easha Narayanan Samyukta Sudheer Our journey to bring FLL and STEM to kids around the world.
  2. 2. Thunderbots Workshop
  3. 3. ● Our Journey through (FLL) ○ Who are we ○ Our Innovations over the years ● Our Goals ○ Make FLL and STEM available for every kid ○ Become FLL ambassadors for life ● Plans to achieve our Goals ○ Use Public libraries as a platform to offer Robotics classes ○ Introduce FLL robotics in all schools in every state as a class ● What are we doing ○ We offer robotics STEM programs at local libraries ● What can you do: how we can help ○ You can do this too. ○ We will be right here waiting for you ○ Thunderbots Portal
  4. 4. Who are we Who are we? From: Sacramento California Joined FLL in: 2013 Team: #428 Team Names (from left to right): 1. Avanti Ramraj 2. Easha Narayanan 3. Diya Iyer 4. Samy Sudheer
  5. 5. 2014-2015 Season: Word Class Education Problem: Multi-cultural Literacy Solution: Thunderlingo 2013-2014 Season: Nature’s Fury Problem: Wildfires Solution: Fire Monitoring App 2015-2016 Season: Trash Trek Problem: Packaging Waste Solution: UltraLeafPackaging 2017-2018 Season: HydroDynamics Problem: Clean Water Crisis Solution: UltraOrganixFilter 2018-2019 Season: Into Orbit Problem: Muscle Atrophy Solution: UMuscle Our Innovative Solutions Over the Years The Thunderbots Journey Starts Here 2016-2017 Season: Animal Allies Problem: Elephant Poaching Solution: Jungle Dash
  6. 6. Sharing, sharing...and more sharing!
  7. 7. Sweet Awards Over the Years ● Nature's Fury: Enthusiasm ● World Class: Project, 2nd Place Programming ● Trash Trek: Championship, 1st Place Mechanical Design ● Animal Allies: Project ● HydroDynamics: Championship, Favorite Pit Design, Coolest Project, Global Innovation Finalist ● Into Orbit: Best Team Giveaway, Best Pit Design, 1st Place Inspiration
  8. 8. Dan Bassi motivated us
  9. 9. What we learned/experienced at Global Innovation - Workshops: Business Model Secrets, Peer to Peer, Three Cheers for Project, Design Thinking and many more! - Sponsors: LEGO® Education
  10. 10. On the Global Stage
  11. 11. Sacramento Public Library ● Teach how to build a basic robot with motors and sensors. ● Teach simple step-by-step programming and build attachments ● Teach simple problem solving skills that can be applied in the real world ● Mentored 30+ kids about FLL What do we do in the program?
  12. 12. What can YOU do to get this in your local library? ● Reach out! ● Sponsors ● TIP: Start small! The program will grow larger as time passes There are just a few steps to get these programs started...
  13. 13. A Step by Step Guide Step Task Signup Log into ThunderPortal and search for libraries Library Approval Use our Standard letters to discuss with the librarian. Help them help you Robot and Game Get a Mat from last year. Donate a board. Library can order Brick and kits What to teach We have classes and guides on what you can team on a week by week basis Schedule Library will set up schedule and publish program. Nothing for the team to do Running Classes Be at the class. At least 2 team members. Feel the Sense of Purpose….. Get ready to be amazed at the difference you make
  14. 14. Program Implementation Cost? Item Cost Lego Education EV3 kit $450 Scheduling session No cost Recruiting signups No cost Conducting session your volunteer hours Cost for each library Total Cost $450 for one library
  15. 15. How much Time do you spend? Item Time Reach out to a library 4 hours Library Program approval 2 to 4 months Classes 1.5 hours to 3 a week Practice at the library no extra net time You really spend 3 hours a week and divii up the work
  16. 16. Community Impact Who What Library Is there a better place to motivate kids to engage in STEM. Libraries want to promote and meet STEM goals. You will help them FLL Teams Give back what you got from FLL. Change the world, one kid at a time. Community Volunteer Goals met You can even just practice your games at the library. knowledge will spread Children Children will stumble into STEM and realize they can programs toys and will come back for more.. Will want to join this journey into FLL… FIRST FIRST reaches kids and even underprivileged kids and draws them into a future world of STEM… Without spending too much dime.. Yeah All Will become ambassadors of STEM and FIRST.. our dream to dream….. Take the first step.. you have nothing to lose….
  17. 17. Hear it from Bruce Bruce Barber , Library Supervisor Orangevale CA
  18. 18. Invited to California State Capitol ● We were invited by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley to the California State Capitol ● We talked about implementing FLL in schools ● Presented our solution to him in his office
  19. 19. Our Future Visions ● Thunderportal -A portal where there will be session plans to make it easier for teams to teach the kids -Online teaching tips -Get help with daily classes -Librarians can meet other FLL teams ● Donation Program -Retiring teams can donate old mats and kits to create more challenges for the kids -Retiring teams can donate pieces so kids will have a larger variety of pieces to build with
  20. 20. Quiz Time!!
  21. 21. Where are we from? A. Sacramento B. New York City C. Houston D. Los Angeles Sacramento
  22. 22. What’s our team number? A. #842 B. #4028 C. #428 D. #482 #428
  23. 23. Who was the California assemblyman we met? A. Sudheer Padinchara B. Bob Ross C. Dean Kamen D. Kevin Kiley Kevin Kiley
  24. 24. What was the year we started FLL? A. 2017 B. 2012 C. 2013 D. 2015 2013
  25. 25. What’s the initial startup cost? A. Free B. $450 C. $500 D. $275 $250 FREE!
  26. 26. What’s the best way to start a program in your own library? A. Play more videogames B. Talk to your local library C. Bake a cake D. Read more books Talk to your local library
  27. 27. Where can libraries get field mats and EV3 kits? A. An ice cream shop B. A LEGO® Store C. A mall D. Donations from retiring FLL teams Donations from retiring FLL teams
  28. 28. What’s the importance of spreading the word about FLL? A. To get rid of boredom B. To brag to your friends C. To get more kids interested in STEM D. To #tweet about it To get more kids interested in STEM
  29. 29. Q and A
  30. 30. Thunderbots STEM Program through library Website: http://www.thunderbotsfll.com/ Twitter: @Thunderbotsfll Instagram: @thunderbotsfll Email: thunderbotsteam@gmail.com Phone Number: +1(916)606-0868 STEM library program in FLL Blog : https://fllblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/thunderbots-make-stem-loud-and-accessible// To start your own library program, feel free to contact us by registering on our website! We will gladly help! First Championship Houston Session Details: Date of Session: Friday, April 19, 2019 Time of Session: 9:30AM - 10:20AM Room Location: 370E Conference Track: Diversity & Inclusion Session Name: Taking FLL to underprivileged kids and enabling schools to offer Robotics

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