FIRST Robotics Competition Team 980 ThunderBots, a 501(c)(3) charity, inspires high students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We build competitive robots to immerse our students in a 6-week, hands-on project capturing a complete high-tech product development cycle. Team 980's real products are future innovators for solving real-world problems.
What I'm Raising Money For:
Funds raised by our 2013 Robotics Build-Season Challenge were used to purchase parts, materials, and supplies for building our robot. Our students worked hard to exceed our $4,000 build season goal! We are now raising funds for Team 980 for capital equipment and off-season projects.
Why You Should Give:
In a period when highly-skilled technical staff is in high-demand, few programs inspire high school students to choose high-tech career paths like FIRST.
Participants in FIRST Robotics Competition are eligible for millions of dollars in scholarships to leading colleges and universities.
With Team 980, they learn the critical life-skills allowing them to succeed in technical careers.