As a team we strongly believe in spreading the word of FIRST. As a result, we do many projects to reach out to the community.
Junior Robotics Challenge (JRC)
In 2008, Team 1735 started the Junior Robotics Challenge at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This is a week long program designed to get elementary and middle school students into engineering and robotics. Members of Team 1735 guide the participants through the design and build process of creating a LEGO® NXT robot designed to complete specific tasks centered on a theme. There are multiple sessions, introducing as many kids as possible to robotics, while raising money for our team. Due to its success, WPI took over operations of the program with members of the team still helping out.
FIRST LEGO® League
In the fall, members of the Burncoat High School robotics team organize and run two FIRST LEGO® League Qualifying events for the state of Massachusetts. Teams come from across the state for the opportunity to qualify for the Championship event, RoboNautica which the team also supports.