This summer, we visited Washington, D.C. to attend the Student Association for S.T.E.M. Advocacy (SASA) National Advocacy Convention. The main goal of this event was to speak to our members of congress about robotics, how our lives have benefited from it, and to advocate for funding. By educating the members, we hope to get more legislation signed to benefit robotics teams in our nation and to build strong relationships with the members and their staff.
We collaborated with two other Pennsylvania teams, FRC team 5740 The Trojanators and team members from the Mars Robotics Association, to speak to multiple of our member’s staff about S.T.E.M. legislation. We hope to see the effect from this convention in years to come as new and improved S.T.E.M. legislation is passed.