Swerve Robotics is a group of youths and adults, staff and volunteers, families and community members who believe all young people should have the opportunity to discover rewarding career pathways, reach their fullest potential, and one day find the innovative solutions to the world’s grand challenges. They do this by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through FIRST Robotics programs to youth in the Northshore community (Bothell, Woodinville & Kenmore) in Washington state.
FIRST builds 21st century workforce skills such as; communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, teamwork, presentation, time management and documentation; all within the fun and competitive atmosphere of building robots. Students graduating from this program are significantly more likely to attend college, and twice as likely to major in science and engineering.
For over 10 years, Swerve Robotics teams have had great success in the FIRST LEGO League Jr (FLL Jr.), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions. The FTC teams have competed at the World Championships 8 times throughout their 11 years of competition. Nearly 70 elementary through high school students have participated in Swerve Robotics, some of them participating for as many as six years. Swerve Robotics has had a significant impact in helping these students pursue future careers in Science and Technology.
Swerve Robotics founder, mentors, and coaches work tirelessly year-round and are truly committed to this organization and its mission.
Swerve Robotics recently became a Washington state nonprofit and is in the process of becoming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This nonprofit status will significantly increase the organization’s ability to expand operations, solicit and secure funding, and serve more students. Additionally, this will help the organization increase its impact on its students and community. The Swerve Robotics Board of Directors, Founders, Coaches and Mentors look forward to serving more students’ lives for the better. Thank you for your interest in Swerve Robotics.
Swerve Robotics promotes lifelong intellectual growth opportunities to students by providing access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through FIRST Robotic competitions and other related activities.
The programs assist youth and volunteer staff, through informal education, to acquire knowledge and develop life skills and values that enable them to become increasingly self-directing, productive, contributing citizens. Our youths participate in robotics competitions such as FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST LEGO League Jr. where they have opportunities to have fun while developing 21st century skills that employers are looking for such as problem solving, conflict resolution, persistence, time management and communication.
Swerve Robotics envisions and supports science and technology leadership and innovation in people from all nations in order to increase understanding, impress the importance of cooperation, address the world’s most pressing issues, and improve quality of life for all.
Swerve Robotics intends to begin working with teams across the globe through online communication and group travel. By showing people that if they learn how to communicate, cooperate, and work together using the tools of science and engineering to find solutions to the world’s grand challenges – water, energy, security, medicine, food, and education – they will learn how to work with each other, trust each other, and help contribute to the success of the global community.