Walker-Jones Scramble

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  On March 25th 2017, we attended the Walker-Jones DC FLL Scramble to mentor FLL-aged children on EV3 programming. There were a total of seven FLL teams, as well as a Jr.FLL team. They were all really enthusiastic kids with a budding passion for robotics. We demonstrated the line following program on our EV3 demo-bots. We used an old FLL … Read More

Demoing Robots for Engineering Week

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To kick off National Engineering Week, the Children’s Science Center in Fairfax, Virginia, asked us to do a robot demo as a part of their Engineering Week Expo on February 20th. We demoed our LED-covered demo-bot, and came up with a new innovation in robotics– knocking down block towers. We set up in the Science Center’s “garage,” which is really … Read More

Cub Run Science Fair

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Our second time visiting the Cub Run Elementary Science Fair was a blast! We were able to inspire the school to add more STEM and robotics related activities through our robotics demonstrations. The science fair allowed the students to identify a local problem and create a simple solution and create an exhibit to show off their discoveries. Their projects ranged … Read More

Hosting Our Annual FLL Tournament

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The Eagle Ridge Middle School FLL Tournament is an FLL tournament that we have been hosting annually for more than 5 years. This year, we had over 20 teams come to participate and many volunteers from our families, to friends, and members of other FTC teams. We set up the whole tournament on the day before the tournament. We had … Read More

Orbital Visit

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This year, team Geared Up! Has added Orbital ATK as a new sponsor. Along with our wonderful mentor and considerable grant, we were also invited to a tour of Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility. In mid-November, Team Geared UP!, along with a few other local teams, visited the facility. There, we were split into two groups. One would see the … Read More

Showcasing STEM at Girls in Technology

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Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit , was begun by Adriana Gascoigne in 2007 to create an opportunity for women to in STEM fields. With headquarters in San Francisco and over 50,000 members located around the globe, GIT is run by volunteers in 60 local chapters. At the various events they host, you can expect fun, interesting and … Read More

STEM 3G Demo

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Several of our team members conducted a robotics demo on October 30th, 2016 as part of a program run through an organization ,which we met at the Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition, called STEM 3G. STEM 3G is a program that allows high school students to teach young girls about STEM through educational and team building exercises. We met these … Read More

West VA State Tournament 🗓 🗺


The West Virginia State Tournament will be held at Fairmont State University on December 4, though robot inspection opens the night before. The tournament will have 25 teams, three of which will advance on to the Easter Super Regional. As one of the earliest state level tournaments, it promises to be a very exciting weekend.

Girls In Technology 🗓

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We’re excited to work with Girls In Technology for our fourth year in a row! Girls In Technology is a global nonprofit dedicated to getting young girls excited about learning and STEM, as well as introducing them to influential women and empowering them to follow their dreams. Girls in technology has over 50,000 members, and over 60 chapters throughout the … Read More

Ashburn FLL Tournament 🗓 🗺

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Ashburn Robotics and Geared UP! host the Ashburn FLL Qualifier Tournament, the only qualifier in Loudoun County, as a way of giving back to the community that gave us such wonderful experiences and to give other children a chance to get involved in STEM. Each year, we coordinate 30+ volunteers and as many as 30 FLL teams in an exciting, … Read More