Help us fund our 2017-2018 goals!
For the second year in a row we attended the FTC World Championships, and we were honored with the opportunity to compete alongside such awesome teams! Following this amazing season, we are now heading into an exciting season full of outreach, inspiration, and competition. We would love to make it as far as possible during this competition season, and you can help make that possible. With your donation, you can help introduce a student from your community to a world of opportunity! Donate here!
Ashebots is a non-profit educational organization emphasizing youth robotics, utilizing FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), working out of space generously provided by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Our statewide organization, FIRST North Carolina, is our 501(c)(3) sponsor.
Our purpose is to mentor youth in the STEM fields, preparing them to participate in the technological growth of Western North Carolina.
More Than Robots
According to Brandeis University’s “More Than Robots” Study, compared to their matched peers. FIRST alumni are:
- 50% more likely to go to college.
- 3x more likely to major in engineering.
- 9x more likely to have an internship in freshman year.
- 4x more likely to pursue a career in Engineering
- 2.5x more likely to volunteer in the community.
- Female FIRST Alumni are 4x more likely to pursue Technology and Engineering majors in college.
- Minority FIRST Alumni are 2x more likely to pursue Technology and Engineering majors in college.
Ashebots welcomes students from Asheville and surrounding areas, providing an opportunity for participation by members from a wide range of educational backgrounds.
Ashebots provides an outlet for professionals in programming, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, web design, and graphic design to share their expertise with area students.
FIRST is an international organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen, providing incrementally challenging levels of levels of learning and Coopertition® for students ages 6 -18. Ashebots is currently participating in FIRST Tech Challenge (which is for students 12-18).
The mission of FIRST is: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” — Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder