KPIT CSR Initiatives - Techno Wolves Program - North America

Overview
TechnoWolves 2017
KPIT’s team at Raleigh continued their support of the “TechnoWolves”, a local First Robotics Competition (FRC) team. While the robot was just unveiled, the competitions began in March and continued for several months through to the championship battle. This year’s competition was called First Steam Works, and is inspired by steam punk. The competition involves picking up and shooting whiffle balls, transporting gears from a loading station to a lift, and climbing a rope (at the end of the game). Something particularly interesting about their robot is how they tackled the autonomous period of the game. They mounted a camera on their robot, so that it could avoid other robots or unexpected obstacles created during this period
Techno Wolves Program – North America
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The Techno Wolves FIRST Robotics team is not like other organizations. Student participants possess a level of dedication to engineering that is rarely seen in high schools. The average high school student will end their work day early in the afternoon, however, members of Techno Wolves will commute after school to a work space until late in the evening and dedicate additional work time on weekends. They worked on the three Robots that they entered into the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Game. This year the theme of the competition is “Recycle Rush”. Additionally, the Techno Wolves as a team are actively inspiring fellow students and others in the community to take interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These students do not receive pay, there is no obligation to work, there is only a passion and dedication to engineer that pushes this team onTechno Wolves Program

The Techno Wolves are looking to raise funds for their team for the 2015 school year. This money goes to the materials needed to actually build the robot, additionally it goes to the fees associated with going to regional and national competitions. We at KPIT not only helped monetarily but also arranged for experts to mentor the Robotics team and help them build their robot. Over 25 volunteers participated in this initiative. Additionally, we are working to join the school’s weekly tutoring program. Our partnership with Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School is one that is highly valuable and sustainable.

In the month of February 2016, Raleigh KPITes attended the North Carolina State University Engineering Spring Career Fair and Expo. The team met with 200+ Computer Science undergraduate and graduate students. During the event, students shared details of their current and past projects as well as career aspirations while KPITes provided feedback and advice.

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